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Play and Public Health Conference

Members £0 | Non-members £0

Date: 19-03-2018 Location: The Conference Centre, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ
Organiser: Play Wales and Public Health Wales
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We are pleased to invite you to a conference focusing on children’s play as a public health issue and delivered in partnership between the Play Wales and Public Health Wales.  The conference will explore ways in which adults can support children to contribute to their own physical and emotional health through increasing and safeguarding opportunities for playing. 

Research shows that children’s play, especially when not overly structured or directed by adults, has a range of benefits to both children and adults. Whilst playing helps children to develop resilience and skills that are beneficial in adulthood, equally important are the immediate benefits to children’s physical and emotional wellbeing. 

In July 2014, the Welsh Government introduced a statutory duty on local authorities to secure sufficient play opportunities for children living in their areas. This duty is concerned with increasing and protecting the time, space and permission children have to play throughout all aspects of their lives and recognises the role that health professionals can have in contributing to the duty.

This conference is aimed at health practitioners working directly with children and families as well as those operating at a strategic level within public health. It will provide an opportunity to share in a dialogue about the many ways in which playing can improve health outcomes for children and how we might support it.

This is a free conference and lunch will be provided. 

This events is free of charge, however, we would appreciate it if you could be mindful of the use of public monies and should you be unable to attend for any reason, advise us as early as possible.  Nonattendance, may result in an administrative fee.

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