This briefing is for local people and community groups who want to develop or run play provision in their area. This briefing introduces the various legal and organisational options and looks at the different roles and responsibilities involved.
In many areas, local groups are beginning to get more involved in developing and managing play provision. This might be keeping an open space safe and interesting for children to play in, looking after an unstaffed playground, employing staff or volunteers to create play opportunities or running a staffed play setting like an adventure playground. This briefing provides information on the management structures needed to undertake this type of work.
This briefing was produced as part of Play England’s Engaging Communities in Play programme.