Towards Securing Sufficient Play Opportunities: A short study into the preparation undertaken for the commencement of the second part of the Welsh Government’s Play Sufficiency Duty to secure sufficient play opportunities

Lester, Stuart and Russell, Wendy K (2014) Towards Securing Sufficient Play Opportunities: A short study into the preparation undertaken for the commencement of the second part of the Welsh Government’s Play Sufficiency Duty to secure sufficient play opportunities. Project Report. Play Wales, Cardiff.

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Abstract

This report is of a small-scale piece of research that re-engaged with stakeholders in an earlier research project ('Leopard Skin Wellies, a Top Hat and a Vacuum Cleaner Hose) into the commencement of the first part of the Play Sufficiency Duty, Section 11 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010. The first project researched local authority approaches to the requirement to carry out Play Sufficiency Assessments (PSAs); this one looks back at what has happened since submission of the PSAs and forward to the commencement of the second part of the Duty. It continues to explore the complex relational and contingent particularities of the Play Sufficiency Duty recognising that 'the relationship between social policy and play is not straight forward. Play is not only an activity that takes place in discrete spaces and at prescribed times; it is not something that can simply be ‘provided’ by adults, but is an act of co-creation that emerges opportunistically from an assemblage of interdependent and interrelated factors.' It also continues the themes used in LSW that drew on Ash Amin’s (2006) account of the good city, particularly his four registers of repair and maintenance, relatedness, rights and re-enchantment. These ideas can be readily adapted to form a framework for considering Wales as a play-friendly country (the ‘good country’, perhaps), and the four registers can be useful in looking at how they might combine to produce public spaces that are open to children’s playful presence. In particular, this report foregrounds the importance of supporting the development of ‘collective wisdom’ about children’s everyday playful relationships with their environments that builds on and goes beyond collection of ‘data’, embracing multiple ways of knowing that include local situated knowledge, stories, histories, relationships, affects, symbolic and material objects, intuitions and so on.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Performance Arts and Play
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Wendy Russell
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 13:01
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3314

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