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Let’s Play Fair and make playgrounds inclusive

Ross_Alumni
Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger

Let’s Play Fair and make playgrounds inclusive 

Today we launch our brand new campaign, Let’s Play Fair, to make playgrounds inclusive for disabled children.

Our playgrounds are places where memories are made and where children can be themselves.  Yet many disabled children can’t enjoy their local playground because it isn’t designed for them. Leaving them and their families isolated and excluded.

Scope’s latest research shows that:

  • Half of families with disabled children face accessibility problems with their local playground.
  • An alarming one in ten said their disabled child hurt themselves because of inaccessible equipment.
  • One in seven could not enjoy the playground as a family because siblings were unable to play together.

That’s why today, we’re launching our Let’s Play Fair campaign. Because it doesn’t have to be this way.

The Government has the power to fix this by investing in an inclusive playgrounds fund. We need your help in convincing Government this matters and you can be one of the first to be involved by signing our open letter. 


two children sat in a spinning bowl apparatus in a playground one is smiling while holding onto the other Overlaid is text that says Disabled children shouldnt be left out of playgrounds


But first we want to know, do you think playgrounds should be accessible to disabled children?

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    This is super important! Thanks @Ross_Scope for creating this thread. Yes, I absolutely do think playgrounds should be accessible to disabled children. Every child deserves the opportunity to enjoy the playground!  :)
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  • Rachel10876
    Rachel10876 Scope Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    Already signed this . x
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Great, thank you @Rachel10876 :) 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,462 Disability Gamechanger
    If anyone's interested in helping to shape the campaign, you can find out how to get involved here :)
    You'll help shape our campaign for accessible play spaces, and be compensated £25 an hour for your time. So, if you're the parent of a disabled child, apply today. And if you know someone who is, send them the link!
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    It looks like a fab opportunity @Tori_Scope and certainly really important. Unfortunately, I'm not eligible as I'm not a parent of a disabled child. However, I wish everyone the best of luck with this campaign  :)
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