First up is a report highlighting the lack of play spaces available to children in public places today. The research has been carried out by Demos - who have been featured on this blog before - and was commissioned by Play England, who work to promote opportunities and partnerships to create areas where children can play. Seen and Heard: Reclaiming the Public Realm with Children and Young People is online in full now.
The second publication is a report entitled Living With Hardship 24/7, which amongst other things contains the claim that poor children living in rich areas can often become the victims of bullying. The report is published by The Frank Buttle Trust, who also provide a summary version on their website.