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Playing it safe? a study of the regulation of outdoor play for children and young people in residential care

McGuinness, L. and Stevens, I. and Milligan, I.M. (2007) Playing it safe? a study of the regulation of outdoor play for children and young people in residential care. Working paper. Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People.

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Abstract

The aim of the research was to describe and explain the barriers to, and opportunities for, outdoor play and recreation that exist in residential child care services. The research focussed on six residential facilities which represented a cross-section of the sector. Interviews were conducted with two young people, one manager and two basic grade staff members from each of the facilities. The findings were analysed using data display and reduction and the following key findings emerged.