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Play Sufficiency

Flintshire County Council are committed to ensuring that all children, young people and communities children have access to enough time, space and permission for play as part of their everyday lives. We recognise our responsibility to ensure that children living in Flintshire have a right to play.

Flintshire County Council recognize that play is central to children’s enjoyment of life and is essential to their physical and emotionalwell-being and their healthy development. We recognise that some aspects of our modern society can limit children’s time and spacefor play and we will continue to create partnerships for play to help create environments where children can freely play and encouragecommunities to be more play friendly.

The Play Development Team works with other Local Authority departments and partner agencies, encouraging individuals to recognise their own impacts on children’s play; advocating for play to be considered in the planning of local services; enhancing thedevelopment and delivery of play work projects, and providing ongoing practical advice to families, communities and other professionals in their support of children’s right to play.

Through the work of the Play Development Team, Flintshire place greater value on play and emphasis on children’s right to play and,by increasing opportunities for play within local communities, we will enhance children’s experience of growing up in Flintshire.