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Irish Traveller Children's Play- Preliminary Results from a critical scoping review

Michelle Bergin; Bryan Boyle; Margareta Lilja; Maria Prellwitz

The UN CRC (2013)  highlighted the play rights of children from indigenous and minority communities as requiring specific attention. An occupational rights agenda affirms our responsibility as Occupational Therapists to identify and address the barriers to children’s play. However, an insufficient understanding of Traveller children’s play may leave us vulnerable to practices that risk contributing to systems that sustain inequality and exclusion. This study aimed to develop knowledge to support practice. The primary objective of the study was to identify, map and summarize the literature on Traveller children’s play. The  updated methodological guidance for conducting a scoping review from the Joanna Briggs Institute (Peters et al, 2020) was implemented. This poster presentation outlines preliminary findings from the study.

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