We want Scotland to be the best place to grow up. A nation which values play as a life enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people; in their homes, nurseries, schools and communities.
I welcome the development of this Play Ranger Toolkit which has been written by Play Ranger charities supported by Inspiring Scotland's Go2Play Fund. This Government has a strong legacy in play. Through our partnership with Inspiring Scotland, we have five years of investment in the play sector to increase the number of play opportunities for children. The Play Ranger model is one of the most effective ways of facilitating play for the children who need it the most. Play Rangers help to ensure play is at the heart of our communities and they provide a catalyst for change - change that will ensure Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ( UNCRC) is implemented. I welcome this Play Ranger Guide and commend the charities who have collaborated to bring it together for the benefit of the rest of Scotland.
Fiona McLeod MSP
Acting Minister for Children and Young People
In 2012 Inspiring Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government, established Go2Play with the aim of extending play opportunities and practice wider and wider, year on year. The Play Ranger model within this, allows maximum impact to be delivered efficiently and in a targeted way, to the most vulnerable children, communities and families. This Play Ranger Toolkit has been developed by Go2Play ventures using their policies and procedures. Through Go2Play we have developed significant insight and expertise in this area and hope this tool helps to accelerate the growth of this model of play across Scotland, helping even more children benefit and, Scotland the best place to grow up.
Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland