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Play England is expanding its Board of Trustees!

Play England wants to expand its board of trustees! We’re seeking people from a broad range of backgrounds with skills in HR and/or employment law, fundraising, and marketing in particular, as well as people from related sectors such as child psychology, social work, healthcare, teaching or youth work. Trustees meet every two months in London, …

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Shiremoor leads the way on quality in play

Shiremoor Adventure Playground is the latest play organisation to be accredited with Quality in Play (QiP), Play England’s quality assurance system for playwork practitioners. Shiremoor, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is a former mining area with high levels of deprivation. The adventure playground opened in 2010 as part of the Play Pathfinder Programme on a previously …

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New research shows playing out gets children active

Press release New research published by Play England shows that playing out increases children’s physical activity. At a time of continuing concerns about childhood obesity, the research shows how playing out helps children meet daily targets of physical activity. The reports evaluate the three-year Street Play project, funded by the Department of Health, and delivered …

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Playwork qualifications – July UPDATE

Following calls by Play England for playworkers to lobby qualification awarding bodies to extend registration of Playwork Diplomas CACHE and City & Guilds have reviewed their stance and extended the registration for some of the qualifications for another year. Thank you to all those play workers and play organisations who took the time to write expressing their …

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Play best way for children to get active

By Nicola Butler, Chair of Trustees  Play is vital for children’s health and wellbeing. It is particularly important for disadvantaged and disabled children, who often face greater barriers to access appropriate and good quality play opportunities. Play England is delighted to be part of #GetOutGetActive, an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people …