Our Impact

Play is an essential building block for a happy, healthy and resilient childhood. 

As Protectors of Play for seriously ill children, we want play to be recognised as essential as any medicine, treatment or test.

Play in Hospital Week 2023 report

Our latest PIHW report is out now, and focuses on reducing trauma for children in healthcare.

We’re always exploring new ways to ensure children’s right to play is protected and provided for. We know the difference that access to play can have, and we want to make sure everyone else does, too.

*Of 102 people who responded to our public survey


believed that play is not given the priority it deserves within the NHS*

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