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Can Playwork Have a Key Working Role? / Peter King

International Journal of Playwork Practice, Volume: 1, Issue: 1, Pages: 1 - 33

Swansea University Author: Peter, King

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DOI (Published version): 10.25035/ijpp.01.01.07

Abstract

This study interviewed 23 people currently involved in playwork. andwere asked to consider if playwork can have a key working role and how it will operate once the lockdown from COVID-19 has been relaxed. Analysing the 23 interviews through thematic analysis, the understanding of key working fell in...

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Published in: International Journal of Playwork Practice
ISSN: 2689-9124
Published: Bowling Green State University Libraries 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54706
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Abstract: This study interviewed 23 people currently involved in playwork. andwere asked to consider if playwork can have a key working role and how it will operate once the lockdown from COVID-19 has been relaxed. Analysing the 23 interviews through thematic analysis, the understanding of key working fell into three groups: 1) UK Government Response to the current COVID-19 pandemic; 2) health and well-being of people; and 3) supporting individual people. In relation to whether playwork has a key work role, most repondents beliefs fall into three categories: 1) supporting the Government Key Workers in the current situation by providing childcare; 2) using a distinct playwork approach to play; and 3) developing positive relationships with children, young people and families in the communities where the playwork provision is served. The aspects of a Playwork Approach and Developing Relationships reflect the concerns that when lockdown is reduced, playwork and playworkers will need to develop their therapeutic skills when supporting children’s play and adapt their playwork approach to both their own provision and potentially to support other provisions such as schools.
Keywords: Key Working; Playwork; Therapeutic; COVID-19
Issue: 1
Start Page: 1
End Page: 33