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Play Wales resources

Our range of publications raises awareness about the importance of play for children and teenagers. These resources also offer good practice guidelines on a variety of topics about providing opportunities to play. They are aimed at everyone who has an interest in, or responsibility for,  children’s play.

 

In this section you can find our resources. They include toolkits, guidance, information sheets, top tips, and more. 

 

We haven’t added every resource yet – if you’re looking for a Play Wales publication and can’t find it here, please get in touch.

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Information sheet | 12.03.2024

Play deprivation: the causes and consequences for child development, and the potential of playwork Play deprivation: the causes and consequences for child development, and the potential of playwork

An info sheet about play deprivation and the potential of playwork to overcome the consequences.

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Magazine | 12.03.2024

Play for Wales – issue 62 Play for Wales – issue 62

The 'Playing and being well – revisited' issue of our magazine

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Research | 31.01.2024

Summary – Playing and being well: A review of recent research into children’s play, social policy and practice, with a focus on Wales Summary – Playing and being well: A review of recent research into children’s play, social policy and practice, with a focus on Wales

This is a summary of the forthcoming publication, 'Playing and being well'.

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Resources Library | 30.01.2024

Reading list for teachers – Supporting children’s play in schools Reading list for teachers – Supporting children’s play in schools

A reading list for those with an interest in improving children’s opportunities for playing at school.

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Report | 29.11.2023

Ministerial Review of Play Steering Group Report – A Play Wales summary Ministerial Review of Play Steering Group Report – A Play Wales summary

A summary of the Ministerial Review of Play Steering Group Report.

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Resources Library | 22.11.2023

What children say about play in Wales 2022 What children say about play in Wales 2022

A research report of information from surveys completed by children in Wales as part of the 2022 Play Sufficiency Assessments

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Magazine | 04.10.2023

Play for Wales – issue 61 Play for Wales – issue 61

The '25 years of Play Wales' issue of our magazine.

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Research | 06.06.2023

Briefing – Playing and being well: A review of recent research into children’s play, social policy and practice, with a focus on Wales Briefing – Playing and being well: A review of recent research into children’s play, social policy and practice, with a focus on Wales

Introduction to recent research into children’s play, social policy and practice, with a focus on Wales.

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Information sheet | 16.05.2023

Play: Mental health and wellbeing Play: Mental health and wellbeing

An info sheet about how play contributes to children and teenagers' mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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Information sheet | 18.04.2023

The Play Satisfaction Survey: A guide to using it locally The Play Satisfaction Survey: A guide to using it locally

An info sheet to support local authorities in consulting with children as part of their Play Sufficiency Duty requirements.

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Information sheet | 18.04.2023

The Playwork Principles – an overview The Playwork Principles – an overview

An info sheet providing an overview of the Playwork Principles, which establish the professional and ethical framework for playwork.

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Top tips | 18.04.2023

Top tips for reflective practice Top tips for reflective practice

Top tips for making reflective practice as effective and useful as possible to support ongoing learning as part of playwork practice.

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Playful Childhoods

Playful Childhoods is a campaign that aims to help parents and carers give children time, space and support to play at home and in their local community.

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