Common Threads develops playwork practice through training, publications and consultancy. Operating as a social enterprise (‘not for profit’), any profits go back into developing new programmes and resources. Over the last 20 years we have:
Trained, employed and supported 80 playwork trainers to deliver our 101 unique training courses across the UK and internationally.
Developed 32 new resources to develop playwork practice, supporting new authors to the tune of over £25,000.
Directly donated around £6,000 to support charities working to support children’s right to play in developing countries.
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'Equal opps? No problem - we do all the festivals here...'
What is anti-discriminatory practice? What should we be doing - and not doing - about it? And why good intentions can sometimes turn out to be more trouble than they are worth…
The Buskers Guide to Anti-Discriminatory Practice sets out to dispel some of the myths that have grown up around this important but often misunderstood topic. It looks at the skills and abilities necessary for anti-discriminatory practice, identifies ways to avoid some of the pitfalls, and also suggests ways of avoiding and reacting to discrimination in settings.
Common Threads is a social enterprise which trades as Common Threads Publications Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales Registration Number 4500413 email: email@example.com Our registered office address is: Wessex House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9FD