Regional Infrastructure Midlothian Association of Play (MAP) East Ayrshire Community Play Forum Aberdeen Play Forum Newly created by Go Play funding DG Play (Dumfries and Galloway) North Lanarkshire Play Association Play Borders
What a Play Forum could do Influence the attitude of children, parents and the community by promoting the Childs Right to Play, Article 31 UNCRC Provide support and cohesion to the delivery of Play by all sectors Assist community groups to access external funding and resources Develop sustainable Play opportunities and fill gaps in provision
More that a Play Forum could do Creating child friendly communities through a multi agency strategic approach to Play Provide training and resources for groups/individuals/volunteers involved in Play Attend national Play events to ensure the Local Authority Play Forum is kept up to date with national initiatives.
Local challenges Delivery of Play priority in Early Years Framework. Who?? How?? Cost effective delivery of services – Out of School Care, Active schools, Community playschemes ! Quality of Play through a trained workforce Keeping at the forefront of new developments and initiatives
Government priorities A Change fund for early intervention – Children and Family Centres Additional funding for parenting, PLAY, childcare, child and maternal health family support National Parenting Strategy – agencies working together to develop parenting skills Play, Talk, Read and Take Life On