The UK Children’s’ Play Policy Forum (UKCPPF) works to advocate for, promote and increase the understanding of the importance of children’s play and quality, inclusive play provision by working with devolved, national and local government; and the voluntary, public and private sectors throughout the United Kingdom.
The UK Children’s Play Policy Forum acts as an authoritative body that operates on the basis of consensus but is not an executive decision making group. Member organisations are not precluded from taking their own position on issues outside the forum.
The UK Children’s Play Policy Forum:
- Provides a discussion and networking platform for those connected with play to contribute to the development and formulation of coordinated policy responses to governments and other bodies, especially where UK national policy affects all four nations.
- Supports members in working with and lobbying the governments of the four nations to achieve full implementation of Article 31 and related articles of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
- Represents the diverse views that exist in play and playwork sector, including the play workforce; identifies consensus; and lobbies on behalf of the play sector thereby strengthening commitment to play.