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Towards play sufficiency: making sense of the research

Members £25 | Non-members £25

Date: 22-05-2018 Location: Glynd┼Ár University, Wrexham
Organiser: Play Wales and Wrexham Play Team
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9.00am - 3.30pm

*This conference is fully booked*

This conference will share the findings of a wide range of research associated with the play sufficiency duty in Wales. It will explore the role of the adult and the impact of spatial design on children’s play and includes a keynote address from Dr. Wendy Russell, University of Gloucestershire.

The conference will:

  • Provide insights on how the spatial characteristics of neighbourhoods influence the amount of play observed
  • Examine what children’s right to play means for planning systems, suggesting ways in which policy could be strengthened to address children’s declining spatial freedom
  • Discuss findings from two exploratory studies looking at children’s right to play and their perceptions of play in educational settings
  • Share the results of an evaluation of loose parts play interventions during school play time and the impact on children and school staff.


It will be of particular interest to:

Play sufficiency leads and voluntary play organisations, as well as those involved in: planning, housing, transport, public health, education, social care, community safety and childcare.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

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