Forum Participation and Membership

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The Children’s Play Policy Forum will be informed by and bring together key stakeholders including:

  • Lead bodies responsible for play, playwork and workforce development across and within England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
  • Industry representative bodies that have a stake in play opportunities and play provision
  • Representatives from national, devolved and local Government and officials who are supportive of play or could positively influence the development of play
  • Funders that fund major related initiatives
  • Academics, experts and others influencing and shaping the understanding and knowledge of play may be invited to join specific meetings and/or present at meetings

Chair and vice chairs

Currently the forum has a chair and three vice chairs. These are:

  • Chair – to be appointed by the Forum
  • Vice-Chairs (Play Scotland, Play Wales, PlayBoard, Northern Ireland, Play England)

The position of Chair and Vice Chairs of Children’s Play Policy Forum will be reviewed every three years. Nominations for the Chair will, in the first instance, be made by the Vice Chairs. These will be considered by the wider membership for discussion and agreement.


Children’s Play Policy Forum members can nominate new organisations to join Children’s Play Policy Forum either as full members or observers. Nominations for new members will be discussed and agreed during Children’s Play Policy Forum meetings.

Children’s Play Policy Forum Members