Our Purpose and Mission  

Our Mission  

Play Therapy UK exists to further the good practice of therapeutic work with children. As a result of our pioneering work, our Register of Play and Creative Arts was the first in its field to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority in April 2013 and is the largest register of Play Therapists in the UK.  

Further evolution needs to happen.  PTUK intends to lead the way in improving the quality and safety of practice of therapy with children in line with the principles of Right Touch Regulation, the foundation of Government’s health and social care policies.  

We will continue to:  

1. promote the use of play, creative arts therapies and filial coaching as ways of enabling children to reach their full potential by alleviating social, emotional, behaviour and mental health problems and improve child / parent relationships, where they are deficient;  

2. maintain and further develop methods of clinical governance (quality assurance) to protect the children, ensure the credibility of our registrants and provide guidance and support for them to improve the quality of their practice;  

3. increase the number of registrants required to meet the demand by accrediting training programmes throughout the UK that fulfil the requirements of the accreditation of our Register by the Authority;  

4. provide support for commissioners of Play Therapy and employers to offer a safe and cost effective service to their clients;  

5. carry out research covering the professional management of practice and communication as well as updating the evidence base.

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