Inclusive Play

Play for All was a process of research and development on disabled children’s access to play in Midlothian. The work explored what changes could be made to ensure disabled children gain the greatest potential benefits from play through participation in local provision and accessing spaces for play.

The project involved 183 children and young people and 328 adults across various activities, including face to face consultations, a postcard consultation (seeking examples of low-key everyday actions that support inclusion), and practical support to children’s settings. Play Midlothian will use the recommendations from the final report to develop new services.

The report is available to download at the right of this page. We hope the learning it contains will benefit parents, groups and professionals, as they seek to support inclusive play.

We have created a handout sharing some of the ‘low-key everyday actions’ tips gathered through the postcards consultation, also downloadable from the right.

You may also be interested in our two training courses on the topic – Creating Inclusive Play Opportunities and Inclusive Play Resources Workshop. You can find out more in the section about training.