Sources of information for students

There are several sources of information on children's play, playgrounds and play environments available for students and researchers.

The major ones include:

British Architectural Library
66 Portland Place,
London
W1N 4AD.
Tel: 020 7307 3708

Enormous collection of architectural books including runs of journals. Good sources of non-UK articles.

Child Accident Prevention Trust
4th Floor,
Cloisters Court,
22-26 Farringdon Lane,
London
EC1R 3AJ.
Tel: 020 7608 3828

Primary source of accident related material including sections on playgrounds and environmental accidents.

Fair Play for Children
35 Lyon Street,
Bognor Regis,
West Sussex
PO21 1BW
Tel: 0845-330 7635
International Play Association (IPA)
The Old Barn,
Wicklesham Lodge,
Faringdon,
Oxfordshire,
SN7 8LU
Tel: +44 (0)1793 317470

World wide Non Governmental Organisation promoting the right of the child to play

Kidsactive
Pryor's Bank,
Bishop's Park,
London
SW6 3LA
Tel: 020 7731 1435

Primary sources of material on disabled children, mainly orientated towards leadered play provision.

Learning Through Landscapes
3rd Floor,
Southside,
The Law Courts,
Winchester,
Hants,
SO23 9DL.
Tel: 01962 846258

Primary source of information on development of outside areas and playgrounds for schools.

National Children's Bureau
8 Wakley Street,
London
EC1V 7QE.
Tel: 020 7843 6000

Primary source of information on all aspects of children including small amount on children's playgrounds and environments.

PLANET (Play, Leisure Advice Network), (Save the Children),
Cambridge House,
Cambridge Grove,
London
W6 0LE
Tel: 0181 741 4119.

Source for work with children with disabilities.

Palyboard, Northern Ireland
59-65 York Street,
Belfast.
BT15 1AA.
Tel: 01232 803380

Range of material on children's play and playgrounds.

RoSPA, Playground Management Ltd
The Old Barn,
Wicklesham Lodge,
Faringdon,
Oxfordshire,
SN7 8LU
Tel: +44 (0)1793 317470

Large specialised information library on playgrounds and play environments linked to RoSPA.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
28 Calthorpe Road,
Edgbaston,
Birmingham
B15 1RP, UK
Tel: +44 (0)121 248 2000

Primary and oldest resource of accident related material. Leaflets on aspects of playgrounds.

Most of the organisations listed are charities so an SAE is appreciated. If funds permit, include an additional First Class Stamp to help with photocopying costs.

The Charter for Children's Play produced by Play England is available from THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY, Edward Rudolf House, Margery Street, London WC1X 0JL.


Contact Us

Playsafety Ltd *
+44 (0)1793 317470
info@rospaplaysafety.co.uk
Unit 78, Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TY
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* RoSPA’s activities in the area of play safety are carried out under an exclusive licence arrangement by an independent and highly experienced specialist company, “Playsafety Ltd” which trades under such licence as “RoSPA Play Safety”.