Many of the families Inclusive Play have worked with have highlighted the difficulty in finding leisure facilities they can enjoy as a whole family unit.
As a result, we developed the PiPA checklist through invaluable consultation with disabled children’s charity KIDS and Occupational therapists from both the UK and USA to help families find inclusive play areas all over the UK – and soon on a more global basis too!
The PiPA checklist was carefully formulated, taking into account the needs of children, budget
restrictions and sustainability. This was then separated into 5 key areas:
1) Plan to Go – Ensure there is a route to get there for all means of transport (walk, car, bus, train)
2) Plan to Access – Is it easy to reach once on site (wheelchair friendly paths)
3) Plan to Play – Engages six senses of inclusive play whilst offering elements of challenge and risk
4) Plan for Rest & Recharge – A quiet place to rest or escape to if a child becomes over stimulated
5) Plan for Engagement – Is information for the play area easy to access
Each of the 5 scored sections has a minimum pass requirement of 75%. This ensures well rounded inclusivity across all areas.
What are the PiPA Accreditations?
There are 2 PiPA statuses:
Gold Sites – Our Gold Accredited sites have met the minimum requirements and achieved between 95% – 100% overall score.
Silver Sites – Our Silver Accredited sites have met the minimum requirements and achieved between 85% – 94% overall score.
Bronze Sites – Our Bronze Accredited sites have met the minimum requirements and achieved between 75% – 84% overall score.
If you’d like to find an inclusive play area near you simply type in a postcode, or use the drop down menu.
If you’d like to find out more on how we assess play areas or if you believe you have a site worthy of PiPA Status, click here for more information or give us a call on +44 (0) 131 214 1180.