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 and Northern Ireland.

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out half the money for good causes raised by the national lottery.


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 Certified 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.