26 08, 2022

Training: Playwork in a youth work setting

2022-08-26T10:59:30+01:00August 26th, 2022|Training, Young People, Youth@Play|

FREE training for youth workers across Northern Ireland. PlayBoard’s Youth@Play team will deliver the OCN NI endorsed Playwork in a Youth Work Setting to youth workers across the youth sector this autumn, at Level 2 for part-time staff and volunteers, and at Level 3 for full-time staff. The training is available across [...]

22 07, 2022

Youth@Play helping youth workers deliver a Summer of Play

2022-07-22T14:17:33+01:00July 22nd, 2022|Training, Webinars, Young People, Youth@Play|

PlayBoard's Youth@Play project builds on the capacity of youth workers to facilitate play in youth centres for their younger members. This summer, the Youth@Play team are supporting youth workers across the sector by sharing weekly resources - PLAYmails packed with ideas, and short webinars with advice on making 2022 the best [...]

26 05, 2022

Youth@Play training – building play in youth settings

2022-05-31T15:11:21+01:00May 26th, 2022|Young People, Youth@Play|

Following the success of the Youth@Play pilot programme, this current delivery, funded by the Education Authority (EA), will run from May 2022 to March 2023. Full and part-time workers and volunteers in both the statutory and voluntary sector across all council areas in Northern Ireland will have the opportunity to [...]

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 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 [...]

31 03, 2022

Celebrating youth at play!

2022-04-13T10:04:33+01:00March 31st, 2022|Young People, Youth@Play|

PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development of children and young people’s play, joined youth workers and young leaders at a celebratory event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on Wednesday evening. The event reflected on, acknowledged, and celebrated the achievements of PlayBoard’s Youth@Play programme and its participants, as [...]

14 03, 2022

Rights here, right now

2022-03-14T12:24:18+00:00March 14th, 2022|Young People, Youth@Play|

Youth@CLC, youth advisory panel at the Children’s Law Centre, is asking 12-17 year olds across Northern Ireland to complete an online survey. Focused on implementation of children’s rights in this jurisdiction, the survey will inform a Children and Young People’s Report to be submitted to the UN Committee on the [...]

9 03, 2021

Focus On Youth@Play

2021-03-24T14:03:55+00:00March 9th, 2021|Training, Youth@Play|

PlayBoard’s Youth@Play programme launched in early 2020. The programme, funded by the Department of Education through the Education Authority, builds on the capacity of youth workers to facilitate play in youth centres for their younger members. The pilot programme is currently being delivered to youth settings in Belfast, Armagh/Craigavon, [...]

5 05, 2020


2021-03-24T14:03:58+00:00May 5th, 2020|Training, Youth@Play|

PlayBoard’s recently established Youth@Play team have two reasons to celebrate this week. Firstly, we have welcomed a new member of staff, Aisling Hosick, to PlayBoard and the Youth@Play team. Aisling has experience of working with children in the childcare sector, and young people working in the Prince’s Trust so is [...]

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