Booklet for a Richer Understanding of Children’s Right to Play

Children’s Right to Play

A Booklet for a Richer Understanding of Children’s Right to Play

All children have a right to play. This universal right is enshrined in article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

This booklet will help you explore the right to play, demystify the jargon, and take you into a richer understanding of article 31.

The focus is understanding play as a right of children rather than children’s activities. 

Click here to download the PDF: ipa-scotland-childrens-right-to-play-a5-booklet-web

“Play is a vital dimension of the pleasure of childhood”

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

IPA Scotland – 21 years young!

Let them eat cake!

21st anniversary cake

At our recent seminar and AGM on the 24th March, IPA Scotland celebrated our 21st anniversary. We were delighted that Alan Rees, a founder member of the organisation, was able to attend and did the honours of cutting the cake.

Although not a trustee any longer, Alan is still very supportive of IPA Scotland and has kindly pulled together a document detailing the work of the organisation over the past 21 years. Our thanks to you for all your hard work and support- it is truly appreciated.

DOWNLOAD: Working for Play. A brief history of IPA Scotland 1994 – 2015 (pdf)

We were also delighted to welcome new trustees to the board: Marion Flett (A Richer Understanding of Article 31 Group (ARUG)), Michaela Munro (PEEK), Rhona Matheson (Starcatchers and ARUG) and Nathan MacGillvery (Broxburn Family Centre). Andy Cannon (storyteller extrodinaire) also joins us as a co-opted board member. Welcome all!


Happy new year!

IPA Scotland wishes all our members and colleagues a happy, successful and of course PLAYFUL 2015! 

We hope you are liking our new website which will be added to, tweaked and developed over the coming weeks and months.

So what do we have planned over the coming months? 

Children’s Right to Play Training: From now until March we shall be delivering across Scotland our training for trainers sessions on article 31- further information

3rd Annual Article 31 Seminar- Tuesday 24th March, Edinburgh: Following on from the success of our previous events we shall be holding a seminar looking at article 31, with a particular focus on children’s right to rest. We are delighted that Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People will give a keynote presentation. Further information and a booking form will be available within the next few weeks.