Useful Links

Here are links to websites of organisations and associations that are related to the play industry and the safety of children at play.

Industry Links:

Association of Play Industries

The Association of Play Industries is the lead trade body within the play sector, representing the interests of the manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safer surfacing. An API accredited company offers greater peace of mind for customers.

National Children's Bureau

Founded in 1963, NCB is a charitable organisation that acts as an umbrella body for organisations working with children and young people in England & Northern Ireland.

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out half the money for good causes raised by the National Lottery.
National Playing Fields Association
The National Playing Fields Association is the only organisation which has the specific responsibility for ensuring that everyone has play, sport and recreation space close to where they live.


ISPAL (The Institute for Sport, Parks and Leisure) is the professional membership body for a fast growing, vibrant industry, representing sport, parks and leisure industry professionals.

Health & Safety Links:

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity established over 80 years ago and aims to campaign for change, influence opinion, contribute to debate, educate and inform - for the good of all.

Register of Play Inspectors International

The RPII provides acknowledged independent Certificated Professional Competence (CPC) for safety inspection of children's play equipment.

The Play Inspection Company

The Play Inspection company offers high quality service to all sectors of the play industry and provides clients with the information they require; at the time they require it. Services include all levels of playground inspections, project management, playground consultancy and training to all levels of RPII inspectors.

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