Welcome to International Play Association (IPA) Scotland

Working to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right

Welcome to the website of the International Play Association (IPA) Scotland – we are a small but vibrant membership charity registered in Scotland (SC026909) working to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right.

Join IPA Scotland today: http://ipaworld.wildapricot.org/Joinus

IPA Scotland’s work, values and principles are underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and in particular Article 31:

States parties recognise the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

IPA Scotland is a branch of the International Play Association (IPA) which was established in Denmark in 1961. The IPA was set up to provide an international forum to promote and improve the development of play environments, leisure time facilities and programmes for children and youth in all countries.

Please join us and help make Scotland a country where every child can exercise their right to play.