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The Impact of COVID-19 on Playwork Practice / Peter King

Child Care in Practice, Pages: 1 - 17

Swansea University Author: Peter King

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 12th January 2022

Abstract

This paper identifies how playwork coped during the lockdown in March 2020 in the United Kingdom. Interviews with 23 people involved in playwork stated the purposes of playwork practice included advocacy; compensatory and facilitation. During lockdown, playwork practice stopped and staff being furlo...

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Published in: Child Care in Practice
ISSN: 1357-5279 1476-489X
Published: Informa UK Limited 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa55901
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Abstract: This paper identifies how playwork coped during the lockdown in March 2020 in the United Kingdom. Interviews with 23 people involved in playwork stated the purposes of playwork practice included advocacy; compensatory and facilitation. During lockdown, playwork practice stopped and staff being furloughed for some, whilst for others, playwork practice continued which was either non-face to face by providing resources or there was a change of focus. This study identified the adaptable and versatile nature of playwork.
Keywords: Playwork; playworkers; COVID-19; lockdown; play
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Start Page: 1
End Page: 17