Play Shaper: Engaging Communities in Play is a professional
development programme designed to help those who plan, design,
build and manage our pubic spaces to understand the importance
of children's play, and their role in enabling it within the public
Play Shaper seminars enable partenrship working across local
authorities and communities to create and maintain genuinely
child-friendly public space.
Play Shaper is part of Play England's Engaging Communities in
Play programme which empowers local communties to take control of
the space where children would like to play and promote the long
term sustainability of local play provision developed through the
play pathfinder and playbuilder capital programme. Further
information about the Engaging Communities in Play programme
can be found
Play Shaper is being delivered by a national partnership
led by Play England drawing on expert support from Playwork
Partnerships and SkillsActive.
Play Shaper is funded by the Department for Education.
For further information please contact
us or ring 0207 843 6300.
Play England aims to give all children and young people in
England regular access to free, inclusive play provision and play
space in their local area.
Play England is part of NCB and is funded by the Big Lottery
Fund as an integral part of their Children’s Play initiative.
Playwork Partnerships, based at the University of
Gloucestershire, works to enrich children and young people's lives
through their experience of quality play.
It does this by promoting the importance of play and playwork,
and increasing the learning opportunities for playworkers.
SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure,
Learning and Well-being, which includes the playwork sector. It
works across the UK, leading the development of playwork education
and training for all those working with children and young
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