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Play in Wales: a resource for community and town councils

Play Wales, the national charity for children’s play, has published a paper aimed at helping local councils support better opportunities for play.

The new briefing provides information to policy makers about how to support better opportunities for children to play in their communities. Play Wales says children and teenagers ‘need and are entitled to quality places and time for play as part of their everyday life within their own community’.

It adds that community and town councils, and therefore councillors, in Wales are well placed to be play champions for the communities in which they live and serve.

The briefing includes information about:

  • National and international policy relating to play
  • Community spaces and opportunities for playing
  • Play Wales resources to support community and town councils
  • Advocating for play
  • How community and town councils can promote play.

The charity adds that although this particular briefing paper has been put together with community and town councils in mind, it provides useful information ‘about how we can all advocate for play and contribute to providing time, space and permission for children’s play in our communities’.

Click here to view the document online, or download it here.

Author: Simon Weedy

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