The current state of play

The wide gap in children’s healthcare between the need for play services and the levels of provision, has inspired us to not only increase our efforts to support children and families directly, but to advocate for systemic change.


of providers stated they had no budget for play resources

Taskforce on Children's Play in Healthcare

We've joined NHS England to convene a taskforce that explores the issues surrounding access to play for children in hospitals, and make recommendations to improve this.

Past policy events

We're always working hard to keep play on the agenda, and we're committed to sharing and building our knowledge on the power of play with those who are just as invested as us. 

On 23rd March we held our first ever symposium, in partnership with the PEDAL (Play in Education, Development and Learning) Centre at the University of Cambridge. It featured a variety of speakers offering perspectives on the most current research, policy and practice issues for our sector.

Read our summary of proceedings from the event.