The Say&Play@Schools project trialled a new approach to local government consultation. This report details the findings of the trials and provides a toolkit for local authorities to replicate the approach themselves.

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.

You can download the publication here.