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Supporting children’s ‘Rights to Play’ @ IPA Glasgow 2023

Sutcliffe Play is reinforcing its commitment to the development of children’s play in Scotland through its support for the 22nd International Play Association (IPA) Triennial World Conference, which will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow from June 6th – 9th this year.

The move follows the recent announcement that after 14 years as a distributor, Dundee-based Sutcliffe Play Scotland is now fully integrated into Sutcliffe Play Ltd.

Headlined ‘Play: Rights & Possibilities’, IPA Glasgow 2023 will review how UN General Comment No. 17 on Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child has impacted policy and practice in Scotland, and worldwide, to improve children’s right to play and to open up new possibilities for the future.

“As a company which is renowned for pushing the boundaries of play to encourage creativity and inclusivity, we’re looking forward to sharing our experiences and learning from others. Only by exploring and fully understanding how play impacts on children and their wellbeing can we create exciting new opportunities for the future on children’s right to play,” says Andrew Love,  Sales and Marketing Director at Sutcliffe Play.

“We’re particularly pleased that Scotland is hosting the conference as it is already recognised as a world leader in the support and development of children’s play”.

Marguerite Hunter Blair, Play Scotland CEO, added: ‘We are thrilled to have support from Sutcliffe Play for IPA Glasgow 2023. This is big moment for play in Scotland as we get ready to host a global conversation on how to improve on delivering children’s rights and opportunities to play. Sutcliffe Play has a great track record in pushing the boundaries for designing inclusive and creative playground opportunities and clearly values play as an essential part of childhood.’

More information on the conference can be found at: https://www.IPAGlasgow2023.org.

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