Playful nation

Wales should be proud to be the first nation in the world to legislate for children's right to play (Article 31 UNCRC). The Play Sufficiency Duty has been described as "a beautiful piece of legislation" and inspires other countries who recognise the importance of play for the healthy development of children and their communities. Children are undoubtedlysome of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and also have little say or control over the decisions being made on their behalf. Communities where the conditions for play, including staffed provision, gives equity of space to children in society and also provides an opportunity for children to being to process this experience and build resilience for the future.