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In Spring 2023, Playing Out joined with allies to ask for a Parliamentary Inquiry into Children, Young People and the Built Environment. We pointed out that children’s health and wellbeing is at crisis point in the UK, hugely exacerbated by poverty and inequality. To address the root causes of this, we believe it is crucial to create an outdoor (and policy) environment that considers and meets children’s need for everyday outdoor play, physical activity, social interaction and independent mobility, so…

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