Advocacy

27 06, 2022

PlayBoard announces Alan Herron as new CEO

2022-06-27T08:42:45+01:00June 27th, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Alan Herron succeeds Jacqueline O’Loughlin as Chief Executive of PlayBoard NI on 27 June, following her retirement. Alan has served as PlayBoard’s Director of Service Delivery and Development since 2009 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the community/voluntary sector. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “On behalf [...]

23 06, 2022

PlayBoard CEO retires after 18 years leading organisation

2022-06-23T14:08:26+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Following 25 years working for the child’s right to play and 18 years leading PlayBoard, Chief Executive Jacqueline O’Loughlin is stepping down on 23 June. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “Jacqueline has been a wonderful advocate for children and young people in Northern Ireland, and their right to play [...]

3 03, 2022

Inclusive play park study reports families facing exclusion from play parks

2022-03-03T11:47:26+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Play Services, Play Space, Research|

Fifty-seven percent of families who have a child with a physical, learning, sensory, medical, undiagnosed or complex need are unable to play in play parks as often as they would like, with a similar amount (56%) having to travel long distances to access a play park that meets their family’s [...]

2 03, 2022

PlayBoard calls on political parties to champion play

2022-03-14T15:38:10+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools|

PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play has called for politicians to champion play, in the run-up to the May election. Play is central to children and young people’s lives, supporting the development of knowledge, skills and abilities that enhance their [...]

28 07, 2021

Managing risk in play provision: A position statement

2021-12-03T10:21:37+00:00July 28th, 2021|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

The Play Safety Forum, a grouping of national agencies involved in play safety, has produced Managing Risk in Play Provision to support the work of those involved in play provision of any kind (for example play areas, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, play centres and holiday playschemes). These include local authorities, voluntary [...]

19 07, 2021

Play Safety Forum statement on Covid-19 and play

2021-12-03T10:23:51+00:00July 19th, 2021|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

July 2021 statement This latest statement outlines key facts about Covid-19 and children’s play, and argues for a balanced approach to decision-making. It builds on two previous statements on this topic issued by the Play Safety Forum. Read Covid-19 and children's play - July 2021 statementDownload https://playsafetyforum.wordpress.com/covid-19-and-childrens-play

18 05, 2020

Our Generation Team Joins PlayBoard

2021-03-24T14:06:55+00:00May 18th, 2020|Advocacy, OUR Generation, Research|

PlayBoard is delighted to welcome our new Our Generation team to the organisation and introduce this exciting new project. The Our Generation project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and is a collaborative partnership between Action Mental Health [...]

4 12, 2019

Play Builds Children – General Election 2019 Manifesto

2019-12-05T12:34:19+00:00December 4th, 2019|Advocacy, Councils|

Ahead of the general election on 12 December PlayBoard is calling on prospective Members of Parliament to champion children’s play to help support children and young people to realise their full potential whilst contributing to a forward-looking society. Please share this call for support with your local candidates. [...]

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