At the same time we have to ensure that Play Therapy UK’s registrants provide the data for clinical governance to ensure that they are working safely and effectively and for research purposes that will take the profession forward.
PTUK’s data protection policies comply with the changes required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation applicable from 25th May 2018. We have taken steps to ensure we fully meet the new requirements by revising our current policy based on a detailed Privacy Impact Analysis (PIA).
There are a number of studies indicating that 20% of children have some form of emotional, behaviour or mental health problem: Venables (1983); Rutter, Cox et al (1975); Jeffers & Fitzgerald (1991); Porteous (1991), Department of Education statistics etc. The 1999 and 2004 British government surveys estimated that 10% of children have a mental health problem. It is also essential to realise that mental health, like physical health, is as much about prevention as cure.
PTUK’s clinical evidence base, containing over 12,000 cases, shows that between 77% and 84% of children show a positive change through the use of play and creative arts therapies when delivered to PTUK standards. The more severe the problem, the higher the percentage of children that show a positive change.