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Safeguarding Policy and Complaints Procedures

Hackney Play Association’s Safeguarding Policy and Complaints Procedures are available here for all staff and parents. HPA Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 2018 HPA Complaints Procedure

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Play street organisers celebrate achievements with the Mayor

Residents from across the borough came together to celebrate their achievements at the first Hackney Play Streets Awards. The Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, Cllr Feryal Demirci and Deputy Mayor Anntoinette Bramble attended, handing out awards as well as letters of

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Pearson Street opens for fun, thrills and friendship!

More than 200 children enjoyed playing and making friends over the summer holidays at the newly relaunched Pearson Street adventure playground. Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville and Deputy Mayor Anntoinette Bramble officially opened the Haggerston-based site on 1st September, helping with den-making as they

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Trainee Playworker Jobs in Hackney

Hackney Play Association is looking for trainee playworkers to help run our free, after school and youth clubs and holiday play schemes. Salary: £11 per hour, jobs available (£11 per hour). We are particularly looking for people to work on

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Play streets as popular as ever – report shows

Hackney Play Streets are as popular as ever with around 1,400 children taking part annually in the last two years. Hackney residents volunteer to organise the road closures in their own streets, so children get to play out, and neighbours of all

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Hackney Play Streets in spotlight

Children & Young People Now (CYPN) magazine highlights Hackney Play Streets as a best practice example, in a special report on policy, play and practice. Director of Hackney Play Association Nicola Butler and play streets support officer Allison Vitalis were interviewed for

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New guidance on school play streets published

A practical new guide aimed at helping more schools run play streets, launches this week from Hackney Play Association, working in partnership with Hackney Council. The idea of schools running play streets started with Thomas Fairchild School in Hoxton, in 2013, when pupils, parents and

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Our play streets are big in Japan!

Play experts from Tokyo flew in to experience the thrills and spills of a Hackney play street recently. Families taking part in the session in Winston Road, Stoke Newington, welcomed the group of  Japanese visitors – who were on a week-long study

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Playworkers – Job Opportunities

Hackney Play Association is recruiting for Playworkers Playworker, 20 hours per week, term time; 35 hours per week, school holidays Casual Playworkers, after school and holiday play scheme hours, as and when required Salary: £11.56-£12.96 per hour, depending on qualifications

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Hackney Play Association shortlisted for Children & Young People Now Award

Hackney Play Association is delighted that it’s Play Team has been shortlisted for the Play Award from Children & Young People Now. Last year, the team was Highly Commended by Children & Young People Now for our Hackney Play Streets

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