Deliver Programs that Improve Children’s Play

This campaign was a positive one, in that GPV was not battling an immediate crisis. It highlighted the value of free, child-centred and outdoor play for children.

The central driver of this campaign was the fact that in 2013 the United Nations nominated children’s play as an issue of international significance by making Article 31 (A Child’s Right to Play) of the convention the subject of a UN General Comment, which is a call to action issued to countries by the UN.

GPV identified play ambassadors drawn from 15 local government areas to assist with its play campaign.

KCV Podcast #26 – The benefits of play

What does the latest research tell us about the benefits of play for the wellbeing of children and young people? The February 2023 edition of the Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll – Australian Families: How we play – has produced some findings of great interest to kinship carers.

In this podcast we speak with paediatrician, researcher and child health advocate Dr Anthea Rhodes, the founding director of the poll. Anthea has clinical interests in the health needs of the vulnerable child, with expertise in child behaviour and development.

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