I'd like to leave the last word to a child. ‘Jack' is a looked after child and the best part of any day for him is playing outdoors. ‘Jack's' carer asked him what he needs to play…

I like to bounce,

I like to climb,

I like to do handstands,

I like to run and jump,

I like to scoot,

I like sand and stones and sticks and water,

I need a rope,

I need bats and balls, a tennis ball,

I need a big space, a tree to climb, a tyre to swing on,

I need other children to play with,

I need to play.