Lady Allen of Hurtwood

To this day all of our families benefit from the incredible work of Lady Allen of Hurtwood.  From the development of high-quality nurseries established throughout the UK after the second world war and her campaigning for children in institutional care which led to the passing of the Children Act 1948. The Children Act is still in existence today and has protected our children for over 70 years. Lady Allen founded the very first Adventure Playground for disabled children in 1970 in Chelsea, it was the first in the UK and she believed the first in the world. The fact that our children have the opportunity to play locally in specialist services, St Quintin’s or Chelsea Adventure Playground, in mainstream Adventure Playgrounds or school-based provision is attributed to the work of Lady Allen. We feel that her dedication and passion for disabled children and their families should be recognised, we hope you agree.  

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