Published on March 19, 2006

Say&Play

Past projects

The Say&Play@Schools project trialled a new approach to local government consultation.

The Say&Play format simply involves combining a community fun day with appropriate consultation methods. It is designed to attract busy parents and carers who might not normally have the time to come to a more formal consultation event. Say&Play is also a format suitable for consulting with children and young people.

The Say&Play@Schools project ran from September 2007 – September 2008 and was a partnership between Involve and London Borough of Lambeth. Five primary schools in the borough took part in the trials, each running their own event. The report details the findings of the trials and provides a toolkit for local authorities to replicate the approach themselves.

Read the full report here.

See also Involve’s subsequent guide to informal engagement in health.

Launch

Parliamentary Undersecretary for Children, Young People and Families, Baroness Delyth Morgan, gave the keynote address at the Say&Play launch. In the spirit of the project, the launch featured a series of interactive activities giving participants a snapshot of how this informal approach to consultation works.

Please contact edward@involve.org.uk for more information.

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