Are childrenís rights a reality in Wales?12-06-2013
Rights Here, Right Now: Are children’s rights a reality in Wales? is a Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group interim perspective on the extent to which law, policy and practice in Wales has progressed since the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child released its UK Concluding Observations 2008 to the UK Government.
Reporting to the UN Committee is currently delayed until 2015; the Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group believes that it is timely to present a strong collective NGO (non-governmental organisations) voice on children's rights issues in the Wales context before we report to the Committee in two years.
Although the report recommendations are aimed at Welsh and UK government, the issues raised are of direct relevance to the services delivered by all Local Authorities in Wales. It aims to help Local Authorities to develop services that meet the needs of delivering children’s rights in their areas.
Written by Play Wales Assistant Director, Marianne Mannello, Chapter 7 of the report focuses on play and includes a policy and legislation progress update, issues of concern and key recommendations for the Welsh Government.
Playday 2013 webshop10-06-2013
Official Playday t-shirts are now available to support your Playday celebrations
We have again made arrangements with BTC Group and launched the Playday webshop, where you can buy your Playday t-shirts at a significantly reduced price based on everyone collectively pre-ordering before manufacture.
- Adult t-shirts - £2.70 each
- Child t-shirts - £2.09 each
T-shirt order deadline: 4 July 2013
Playday event registration10-06-2013
7 August 2013
Whether you're organising a get together with friends and family, a street party with neighbours, a community event or a city-wide Playday extravaganza, you can now register your celebration on the Playday website!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to publish your event on the website to increase publicity and will receive a free registration pack*.
If you would rather not attract extra attention by publicising your event in the online directory, please still tell us about your celebration to help us build a picture of Playday across the UK. In this case we will only share details of your event after contacting you for permission.
*subject to availability
Anglesey play project 24-05-2013
At the end of a ten-year play project the Fair Share programme in Ynys Môn has produced a short film about the work undertaken, it’s impact and benefits for local communities.
The film features comments from local children and parents.
Living Streetís walking to school report24-05-2013
A new report published by Living Streets states that ‘research by YouGov found that although 81% of parents of children aged 5-11 walked to school themselves, there has been a steady decline over the generations. Despite almost a third of children being overweight or obese, over a quarter of parents (27%) say they automatically drive their child to school rather than walking them there and just over one in five (21%) said they had never even considered making sure their child walks to school.’
Living Streets’ Chief Executive, Tony Armstrong, said:
‘Encouraging the walk to school not only helps to keep children healthy today, but makes for healthier adults in the future. … Where government has supported schools and parents with the walk to school we’ve seen walking rates increase by up to 33%, but this is woefully short of what’s needed. Our message to the government is “must try harder”’.