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EEF, . (2017) Education Endowment Foundation (Web Page)

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. We aim to: raise the attainment of 3-18 year-olds, particularly those facing disadvantage; develop their essential life skills;
and prepare young people for the world of work and further study.
We support teachers and senior leaders by providing free, independent and evidence-based resources designed to improve practice and boost learning.
We do this by generating evidence of what works to improve teaching and learning, funding rigorous trials of promising but untested programmes and approaches.
We then support schools, as well as early years and post-16 settings, across the country in using evidence to achieve the maximum possible benefit for young people.

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  • Academic achievement
  • Academic outcomes
  • At-risk
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EIF, . (2017) Early Intervention Foundation (Web Page)

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Early intervention is about taking action as soon as possible to tackle problems for children and families before they become more difficult to reverse.
We focus on conception to early adulthood because intervention is not just about the early years but also about preventing adolescents and young adults from developing problems.
When a young person is developing and growing up, this is a crucial opportunity to provide them with the skills and support they need. It is much more difficult if they have dropped out of school, become involved with youth crime or developed a serious mental health problem.
Early intervention involves identifying children and families that may be at risk of running into difficulties and providing timely and effective support.
We want every family to develop an intergenerational cycle of positive parenting, relationships and behaviour.
Early intervention is about enhancing the capabilities of every parent to provide a supportive and enriching environment for their children to grow up in. Then the next generation has the best chance to flourish with the skills to engage in positive parenting themselves.
Its purpose is to improve the life chances of children and families and benefit society at large, whilst being cost-effective.

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  • At-risk
  • Mental health
  • Non-profit
  • Socio-economic background
  • Well-being outcomes
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England, . (2017) Play England (Web Page)

Title Play England
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Play England’s vision is for England to be a country where everybody can fully enjoy their right to play throughout their childhood and teenage years, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 31 and the Charter for Children’s Play.

To achieve this vision, we aim to ensure that:

-All children and young people have the freedom — time, space, permission and opportunity — to play throughout their childhood and teenage years;
-All residential neighbourhoods are child-friendly places where children and young people can regularly play outside; and
-Everyone is aware of the importance of play — outdoors and indoors — as part of children and young people’s daily lives.

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  • Children's rights
  • Non-profit
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Neuroscience, . (2018) The Educated Brain Policy Brief for Infancy and Early Childhood (Manuscript)

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This brief relates to the first seminar in a series of three around the theme of ‘The Educated Brain’. Each research seminar includes talks from leading
researchers and roundtable discussions about the links between research, policy and practice. Presentations at the first seminar on infancy and early
childhood focused on where interdisciplinary research can make progress in our understanding, with a focus on the developing brain of young children
including: scanning young brains; examining the concept of ‘school readiness’; learning through play; and learning in a stressful environment. Research
shows innovative methodologies and data collection being applied in studies such as tracking children’s movements through play and research-informed
practitioner tools such as the ‘school readiness questionnaire’. We focused on some areas for policy and practice that may be informed by developing
research in education and neuroscience.

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Neuroscience, . (2018) The Educated Brain Policy Brief for the Westminster Policy Event (Manuscript)

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This is a summary for The Educated Brain's Policy Event at Westminster on the 24th April 2018.

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Neuroscience, . (2018) The Education Brain Policy Brief for Late Childhood and Adolescence (Manuscript)

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This brief relates to the second seminar in a series of three around the theme of ‘The Educated Brain’. Each research seminar includes talks from leading
researchers and roundtable discussions about the links between research and policy and practice. Presentations at the second seminar built on
discussions from seminar 1 by focusing on school years from age 8. Academic presentations covered: inequalities in educational outcomes, researching
the adolescent brain, the role of rhythm in cognitive development, transition to secondary school and bilingualism. The keynote lecture delivered by
Professor Charles Nelson reported on a body of work investigating the impact of early neglect on children and institutional care.

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OPAL, . (2017) Outdoor Play and Learning (Web Page)

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OPAL was developed during my time as Play Adviser working for the Learning and School Effectiveness Service of South Gloucestershire Council. The Council has transferred the rights to the new OPAL Community Interest Company so that other schools in the UK and beyond will be able to benefit from the programme. I would like to acknowledge the huge contribution the Council have made to the development of play in schools and to thank them for allowing other schools the chance to benefit from the OPAL play in schools programme.

Michael Follett OPAL Director

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  • Children's rights
  • Non-profit
  • Object play
  • Outdoor play
  • Physical play
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Play, . (2017) Fair Play for Children News (Web Page)

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The World's Children - their lives, their futures, the World at Play.

A collection of news related to children's play curated by Fair Play for Children, a registered Charity.

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Play, . (2017) Fair Play for Children (Web Page)

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Fair Play for Children, founded in 1972 by Trevor Huddleston, exists to promote the Child's Right to Play as contained in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:

States Parties ... recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts ... shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational, and leisure activity.

The Fair Play For Children Association, which campaigns for the Right to Play, consists of a subscribing, supporting membership (Individual, Local Group, Statutory Authority/Trades Union, Regional, National Voluntary and Commercial). It lobbies for change in Government Policy and practice, advises e.g. parents and local communities on play- related issues, publishes an online news service, and brings playworkers, other professionals, organisations and activists together to share information, experiences and resources

Fair Play for Children works co-operatively with other agencies, and through Play England (formerly The Children's Play Council) of which it is a founder member.

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PLAYLINK, . (2017) PLAYLINK | Improving experience and enjoyment of the outdoors (Web Page)

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We are an independent firm of consultants, advisors, designers and advocates focused on the creation and maintenance of shared communal and public places. We work across a variety of settings: general public realm, parks, social and mixed tenure housing, and specialist provision such as schools and children centres.

We champion the right of children and teenagers to be full participants in such democratic spaces. The pivotal word here is 'shared' - for one cannot attend to the rights of young people in isolation from the needs and rights of the wider community.

Our activities encompass:

-consultancy and learning;
-risk issues;
-design and implementation;
-voluntary sector management and governance;
-acting as a critical, independent friend to design practices, local authorities, specialist agencies;
-advice and information;
-policy and briefing papers.

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  • Outdoor play
  • Playground
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