The Play Safety Forum (‘PSF’), formed in 1993, exists to consider and promote the wellbeing of children and young people through ensuring a balance between safety, risk and challenge in respect of play and leisure provision.
The PSF works to identify, develop and disseminate advice and guidance in the context of:
- Determining and promoting a balanced and thoughtful approach to risk, challenge, benefits and safety
- Advising on policy and practice in relation to risk benefit and safety in places where children and young people play; and in particular making such advice available to Government departments, agencies and regulators
- Keeping abreast of research and development relevant to the PSF’s interests.
The PSF is a UK wide organisation working, among others, with Government in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, acknowledging the common and different areas of legislation, regulation, policy and guidance within those countries.