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28 07, 2022

Webinars: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) awareness training

2022-08-01T14:59:21+01:00July 28th, 2022|Communities, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars, Young People|

PlayBoard is delivering free online Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness training Level 1 and Level 2 in September 2022. Level 1 - Friday 16 September, 10:00am - 1:00pm *FULLY BOOKED*Level 2 - Friday 23 September, 10:00am - 1:00pm *FULLY BOOKED* Level 1 ACEs Awareness Training The objectives of Level 1 [...]

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 [...]

23 06, 2022

Celebrating the TOPS schools in Northern Ireland

2022-07-19T15:22:53+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Schools, TOPS|

Ten schools across Northern Ireland are the latest recipients of a quality award in recognition of their outstanding outdoor play offer. Awarded by PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development of children and young people’s play, the Taking Outdoor Play Seriously (TOPS) Award is presented to schools for their [...]

27 05, 2022

OUR Generation: Spaces to Be webinars

2022-05-27T15:14:39+01:00May 27th, 2022|Communities, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Webinars, Young People|

FREE webinars on supporting children's mental health and well-being through play. OUR Generation: Spaces to Be (practitioners) Date: Monday 20 JuneTime: 6:30 – 8:30pmLocation: ZoomBook: https://pbogspacestobe200622.eventbrite.com A free CPD opportunity which will look at learning taken from the implementation of the OUR Generation: Spaces to be programme. During this engaging [...]

5 04, 2022

The Play Pod – PlayBoard’s new podcast

2022-04-06T10:53:39+01:00April 5th, 2022|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, Play Services, Play Your Part, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, TOPS, Young People, Youth@Play|

We are delighted to share our new podcast - The Play Pod. Listen now on PodBean at http://playboardni.podbean.com or find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Episode 5 - Koulla Yiasouma, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) joins PlayBoard CEO, Jacqueline O'Loughlin to discuss children's right to [...]

15 03, 2022

Charities and industry call for action to improve play opportunities for disabled children

2022-03-14T16:34:58+00:00March 15th, 2022|Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Leading UK Charities and industry bodies call on UK councils to create accessible and inclusive child play spaces. The joint statement, launched today, addresses the need to uphold every child's right and need to play. Including Disabled Children in Play Provision, a joint statement from the Children’s Play Policy Forum [...]

14 03, 2022

Play in Crisis: Support for Parents and Carers 

2022-03-14T15:36:27+00:00March 14th, 2022|Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

The International Play Association (IPA) has translated their Play in Crisis series (2020), originally developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, into Ukrainian. The information sheet is based on their play research in situations of crisis and disaster. The advice is suitable for playing at home, in temporary accommodation, shelters, [...]

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 [...]

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