About Accredited Registers  

The PTUK register, was the first one for Play Therapists, to be accredited under the programme in April 2013 by the Professional Standards Authority, an independent body, who are accountable to Parliament. This means that members of the public and employers can choose a Play Therapist, a Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills or a Filial Play Coach belonging to a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, for Health and Social Care (PSA).  

  • I employ Play Therapy practitioners, the accreditation mark gives me confidence.
  • I commission services for children with emotional, behaviour and mental health problems, the accreditation mark provides protection.
  • I’m looking for Play Therapy services, the accreditation mark helps me to choose.
  • I’m a therapeutic play practitioner, the accreditation mark is recognition of my commitment to providing quality.  


Helping you choose with confidence

Look for the mark of quality

The Accredited Register mark is for anyone looking for health or care services. If you are looking for a Play Therapist, Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills or Filial Play Coach you should look out for the quality mark. People displaying the quality mark is a member of a register that meets the demanding standards of the Professional Standards Authority.  

The government asked the Professional Standards Authority to set up the programme to provide peace of mind for people looking for health or care services.


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