Play Safe!  

Safety issues - physical, emotional and confidentiality are especially crucial for children. For the safety of the child a play/creative arts therapist or therapeutic play practitioner must:  

  • Have an up-to-date, clear CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
  • Be a currently Certified or Accredited Member of PTUK
  • Be receiving clinical supervision of their play therapy practice - the therapist’s work is reviewed regularly by someone who has considerable experience
  • Conduct the sessions in a safe environment
  • Work within PTUK's ethical framework or an equivalent
  • Have adequate professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • Be using clinical governance (quality control) procedures  

 Ask the therapist for evidence of each of these points to ensure that the child is safe.

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