For the benefits of play to be used to their full advantage, support must come from everyone.
The NICE report on promoting physical activity for children and young people, carried out on
behalf of the Department of Health, states that responsibility for increasing physical activity
levels in childhood should involve a range of professional bodies (NICE 2009). This includes
community and voluntary groups, government departments, local authorities, early years,
play and youth service providers, the police, health service providers, the private sector,
schools and colleges.