PlayBoard is a membership organisation that exists to promote, create and develop quality play opportunities that are aimed at improving children and young people's lives. As a rights based organisation we strongly believe that play is an intrinsic aspect of children and young people's lives. PlayBoard works from the premise that play is fundamental to a healthy and happy childhood. Play challenges and informs our understanding of children and young people because it views them as competent and confident human beings.
This position is further endorsed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989).
Article 31 declares: "States Parties recognise the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate fully in cultural life and the arts. States Parties shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity".
PLAYBOARD WORKS FOR THE CHILD'S RIGHT TO PLAY