Safer Playgrounds resources The central playground was installed at the Afula Children’s Centre campus in 2003 and brought the children endless hours of enjoyment and fun. Every child needs a safe place to play and the traumatised children in our care are no exception. In fact for these children the need to have a good quality, robust safe pay space and equipment is absolutely essential. It provides a vital outlet for the children’s physical energy , emotional well-being as well as being the focal point for the everyday social interaction and activity in the Centre. Being used by 200 children daily, has taken it’s toll on the pieces of equipment and now after 10 years all the equipment needs to be replaced to meet safety requirements. As well as the play equipment itself it is necessary to cover the whole playground with a safety surface, rather than the worn grass that is in place at the moment, as well as landscaping the surrounding gardens to further enhance the children’s physical environment.