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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010, section 11, Play opportunities for children

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We believe that children have a fundamental right to be able to play. We feel that play is central to their enjoyment of life and contributes to their well-being.
On 2 November 2012, we are commencing a duty on all Local Authorities to assess the sufficiency of play opportunities for children in their areas. 

Through this legislation we intend to make Wales a country where every child has a wide range of challenging and interesting opportunities to play and enjoy their leisure time.

These regulations and guidance, set out the duty on Local Authorities and the matters that they need to take into account in their assessments.

This task will involve working with our partners to consider the many aspects of community life affecting play opportunities. 

The regulations are available on the legislation website