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Recognising the importance of open access playwork provision

01-04-2021

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The latest issue of Focus on play concentrates on recognising and understanding the importance of community-based open access playwork provision.

Open access playwok provision responds to the needs of children, families and children. In this issue, we explore how playing contributes to children’s resilience and well-being and how open access playwork provision provides support for all children and their parents.

As children and families begin to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, open access playwork provision has a significant role in enabling children to play and socialise. Children will reap the emotional benefits of play, supported by skilled and knowledgeable playworkers.

Play is central to a healthy child’s life, and provision for play should be central to any framework that informs programmes on how best to support children and families in the aftermath of the pandemic.

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