ELPA aims to promote and enrich the culture of play in East Lothian by:
• promoting children’s right to play (article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
• sharing the benefits and value of play for all children and young people living in our community
• inspiring and supporting people who work with children.
ELPA has a range of activities including Loose Parts Play in schools, our Play Rangers sessions in parks and open spaces, our inclusive PlayCan project. We work closely with partners including East Lothian Council and third sector groups.
Trustees’ commitment to ELPA includes: active participation in Trustees’ Meetings usually every 6 weeks in the evenings; participation in ELPA events and activities; developing ELPA’s policies and plans; supporting staff to achieve ELPA aims; ooccasionally representing ELPA at events and in the media; contributing your skills, knowledge, creativity and sense of fun.