Play Wales’ manifesto, Wales – a play friendly place, is calling for the next Government in Wales to continue to prioritise play. We are asking all political parties to carry on supporting the implementation of the statutory Play Sufficiency Duty.
As Wales continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic, Play Wales urges the next Welsh Government to continue its strong tradition of supporting children’s right to play. We urge you to make cross-policy commitments to ensure children’s opportunities to play increase and improve. Prioritising children’s play brings families and communities proven benefits, both immediately and in the long term.
The forthcoming Senedd Cymru | Welsh Parliament election, on 6 May 2021, will provide us all with an opportunity to highlight our asks for play in Wales. The manifesto and supporting factsheet can be useful to help form questions to ask politicians as they begin their local campaigning in the lead up to the election. When we are approached by prospective Members of the Senedd we can all use the opportunity to ask them what they are going to do for children’s play.
We have shared our manifesto with the major political parties in Wales and hope they have found it useful when developing their own priorities and agenda for Wales. It has the potential, to influence the actions of the next government of Wales.