In April 2013 the Professional
Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) approved the Accredited
Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists which is managed by Play Therapy
UK (PTUK) www.playtherapyregister.org.uk.
Our Register includes qualified
practitioners from all over the world who meet our standards.
PTUK has maintained a register of
Practitioners with Therapeutic Play Skills, Play Therapists and Filial Play
Coaches since 2002. An entry in this register requires individuals to have
completed accredited training courses and observe PTUK ethical system and
standards of practice.
The PSA promotes the health, safety and
well-being of users of health and social care services and is recognised as
being in the forefront of health regulation worldwide. It:
- Oversees the nine health and care
professional regulators in the UK, including the HCPC, and reports annually on
- Accredits occupational registers to
enhance public protection.
- Carries out audits, reviews and
investigations as necessary.
- Advises the Privy Council on the
process for appointments to the regulator's councils.
- Provides advice to the four UK
governments on good practice in regulation as requested.
- Promotes and develops the application
of right-touch regulation.
- Conducts research and monitors
developments in regulation in the UK, Europe and internationally.
- Provides consultancy and advice, on
request, to regulators in other countries.
For more details go to: www.professionalstandards.org.uk
PTUK worked with the Professional
Standards Authority for Health and Social Care during the period 2010 – 2012 on
the development of the standards for right touch regulation, being one of five
professional organisations who have assisted in piloting the standards and the
We are always interested in your views
on the standards for Play and Creative Arts Therapies, in particular how you
think it could add value to promoting good quality care of children with
social, emotional, behaviour and mental health problems. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org - for the attention of our Chief Executive - Monika Jephcott.