"Conwy Play strategy is fully supported by the agencies and organisations which make up Conwy Children and Young People's Partnership. Conwy Children and Young People's Partnership is committed to ensuring that all children and young people in Conwy can access their fundamental right to play."
Conwy Children and Young People's Partnership Board
In Conwy we believe that developing opportunities for children to experience freely chosen play experiences within their communities is an area of critical importance. Furthermore, that the barriers to children playing are similar across demographic areas, from rural to urban and across socio-economic differences. To deprive children of playing is to deprive them of fundamental experiences that contribute to their physical and emotional well-being and should therefore, be considered as an area of child poverty.
We recognise that play is a right for all children and young people, this strategy sets out how Conwy Children and Young People's Partnership will secure this right through the development of staffed and unstaffed play provision and, most critically, through working in partnership to address the barriers to children accessing their right to play in their communities.
Finally, we recognise the link between resilient communities and resilient individuals and foresee a future in Conwy where ALL children and young people can be visible participants within the life of their communities through playing.
The play strategy refers to children and young people in Conwy aged 0-25.
The Conwy Play Strategy has 3 key objectives supported by the wider play strategy action plan:
- To support organisations and partners to enable them to better understand children's play behaviour and how to best support it.
- To address barriers within children's communities that unduly restrict their time and space to play
- To provide compensatory, inclusive play provision where children's time and space to play is compromised.