The Passport to Play has been developed during the course of carrying out research for my PhD on playfulness and profoundly disabled children. Families, teachers, academics and other professionals have contributed towards the content and it is hoped that it will be used to inform people who are getting to know a profoundly disabled child about the way in which they can be playful. It may be useful, for example, in play schemes where people who are supporting a child with profound needs may not have known the child for very long, or staff in short break services may use it to engage with children playfully. It can be freely downloaded from this website and altered to suit the needs of particular children. Any comments or questions about the Passport can be directed to me via the contact page.
The Listening Partnership is a forum group for young disabled people in Bristol who meet to discuss their rights, consult, do activities and socialise. I was very pleased to work with Jade, Katy and Ben from the Listening Partnership who produced the artwork for the Passport, along with Bryony Budd who designed the logo. Many thanks to all of them, and to Sarah Howard, the Youth Participation Worker for her support.
Debby Watson, (Research and Consultancy) http://www.debbywatson.co.uk
The survey carried out by Debby that gives the background to the development of the Passport to Play can be found here: Survey on playfulness
The link to the downloadable Play Passport