Association of Play Industries (API)
The lead trade body within the play sector, representing the interests of manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safer surfacing.
British Standards Institution (BSI)
Founded in 1901, BSI Group is a leading business services provider to organisations worldwide. Providing independent certification of management systems and products; product testing services; development of private, national and international standards; performance management software solutions; management systems training and information on standards and international trade.
Federation of the European Play Industry (FEPI)
A non-profit association at European level comprising of European-based companies and European national play industries federations.
Fields in Trust (FIT)
Playing fields protection is the FIT's core business. The independent national charity is the only organisation which has specific responsibility for acquiring, protecting and improving playing fields, playgrounds and playspace. (Originally NPFA)
Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
The Health and Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulations in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who work in support of the Commission
Inflatable Play Manufacturers Association (IPMA)
The lead trade body representing the interests of manufacturers of inflatable play equipment.
Institute for Sport, Parks and Leisure (ISPAL) (Originally ILAM)
ISPAL is a new force in this fast-growing industry. It is the new, long-needed professional body for the sport, parks and leisure industries. It has been formed from two substantial bodies, ILAM and NASD, and will carry on their specific missions. It aims, however, to be bigger and better, to reach further and do more.
National Children's Bureau (NCB)
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.
Play England is a new five-year project to promote strategies for free play and to create a lasting support structure for play providers in England
Play Providers Association (PPA)
The PPA is a trade association launched under the umbrella of Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) which aims to promote, develop and protect the interests of all businesses/operators engaged in providing enclosed play facilities (soft indoor play)
The Children's Play Information Service (CPIS)
The national library and information service on children's play, funded by the DCMS, and
and managed by the National Children's Bureau. They provide an enquiry service and a reference library, and a series of downloadable factsheets.
The Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA)
The FSPA is the national trade body representing many aspects of the UK's sport and play industries, with 16 trade associations and 4 affiliate associations under its umbrella.