Research: 'well-off children play less'10-10-2012

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Research conducted by the department of social sciences at Sligo Institute of Technology and Early Childhood Ireland has found that children from middle class families have fewer opportunities to play out as they are ‘much more likely to be heavily scheduled within structured and timetabled extracurricular activities’.

Spirit 2013 Call for Papers01-10-2012

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Our annual Spirit conference will be held on the 14 and 15 May 2013.

IPA 2011 conference website01-10-2012

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The IPA 2011 conference website has now closed.

New briefing paper from Play Scotland28-09-2012

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Play Scotland and The Growing Up in Scotland Study (GUS) have published a joint briefing paper What do we know about play?  The briefing paper provides an overview of the longitudinal study's findings including the frequency of outdoor play, perceptions of risk and obesity and activity.

Additional funding for 'meic' 25-09-2012

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The Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced that an addtional £100,000 funding has been allocated to meet the growing demand on the children and young people's advocacy and advice service 'meic'.

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