Understand the Organisational Framework for Play

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Emma Hawkins PW 3-11 Understand the organisational Framework for Play

“The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child.
Everyone in the U.K, including children and young people, have rights that are recognised and protected. These rights are granted by legislation, for example, Human right legislation, The Children Act, etc, which have evolved from a variety of sources. One of these sources is The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child. Before this was adopted any laws relating to the care and protection of children and young people gave all rights to the child’s parents to do as they felt fit.
The Convention on the Rights of the child is an international treaty which has been adopted by the U.K. It was approved by
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It is vital to stay up to date with these.
Play organisations will have set policies and procedures that relate to and include the rights of the children and young people in the setting. Recent changes in legislation mean that these policies and procedures will need reviewing and more than likely updating regularly. By evaluating policies and procedures you should be able to judge the impact they have on children’s rights.
“Current theories about inclusive play revolve around the idea that play is important for life and that all play workers should be committed to creating play environments that are inclusive and that offer multi-sensory experiences for all children. Play environments should ensure children and young people can become involved in imaginary play and can help develop motor activity. They should also allow interaction in a safe environment. Play is seen as the language that can bring children of all different abilities together. All children and young people have the same basic needs and go through the same development stages, even though they may not all go through them at the same pace: some go through some stages more quickly than most, while others may become static in their development for a while. None of this should prevent access to any setting. Through play with other children they develop social skills and learn about behaviour, communication and friendship. Play is the tool for practical learning
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