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Sinn Féin welcomes consultation on Play Strategy

24 October, 2006

Sinn Féin Children and Young People's Spokesperson, Sue Ramsey MLA has welcomed the publication of a draft policy on play.

Ms Ramsey said:

"It is clear that play is an essential part of the development of important skills for children that they need to be able to get the most out of future learning opportunities. PlayBoard and NIPPA have been central in developing this consultation document.

"Sinn Féin believe that play policy should be not just the responsibility of OFMDFM but that there is a responsibility on all departments to have an input particularly in addressing issues such as access to play facilities and equal provision of play resources as well as issues such as road safety and the 'wrap around' provision of health and educational resources particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds." ENDS

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