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Play discussed at Welsh Assembly plenary


The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant AM recently answered questions about play opportunities at a National Assembly for Wales plenary session.

Responding to a question about how the Welsh Government works with providers such as private housing developments or community councils to provide accessible play opportunities, the Cabinet Secretary said:

‘We are the first nation to put play on a statutory footing. We require our local authorities, working with partners, to secure, where practicable, play opportunities that meet the needs of all children and young people in their areas. We also provide funding to support this aim ... My officials work across policy areas to ensure that play opportunities are sympathetically and appropriately considered in policy development and delivery. On the back of the play sufficiency assessments, officials are examining how policy areas work with their partners, including local authorities, housing associations, and indeed how we operate. Town and country planners are encouraged to make good use of section 106 agreements to make links between stakeholders and partners.’

To read the full transcript please scroll to 14.41 – Accessible Play at the link below

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