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 [...]

17 01, 2022

Webinar: A teaspoon of play helps the stress levels go down

2022-02-17T11:13:47+00:00January 17th, 2022|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars, Young People|

Supporting children’s mental health and well-being through play. Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:30amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbateaspoonofplayhelpsthestresslevelsgodown8222.eventbrite.com Join our webinar for parents, and professionals who work with children, during Children's Mental Health Week. A fun and interactive session that supports you to promote children and young people’s positive mental [...]

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

22 06, 2021

Summer of Play!

2021-12-03T10:26:27+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

PlayBoard NI has joined with Play England, Play Scotland, Play Wales, playfirstuk, Playing Out and Save the Children to call for children’s play to be prioritised this summer to repair some of the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic on children’s well-being. Summer of Play campaigners including charities, businesses and [...]

20 05, 2021

Share your favourite summer activities

2021-12-03T10:37:06+00:00May 20th, 2021|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Do you remember your favourite thing to play during the long summer months of your childhood? Do you work with, or care for children and know what summer activities they love to play? We want your help to collate the top 20 summer activities for a play challenge for children [...]

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