The International Play Association (IPA) is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1961 to protect, preserve and promote children’s right to play. IPA has a wide and diverse membership with active branches around the world. IPA branches are the basis of a worldwide network and support IPA’s international activities and programmes of work.
Until a few years ago there was an IPA EWNI (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) branch. Colleagues in England and Northern Ireland have now established branches in their respective countries and Play Wales is keen to support the same process in Wales.
IPA recognises national representation where 10 or more members agree to form a branch. In Autumn 2022, Play Wales convened an inaugural meeting of existing Welsh members. The meeting unanimously agreed with the intention of establishing IPA Wales and an Agreement of Association was been submitted to IPA.
In early December 2022, we were notified that the forming of IPA Wales has been agreed and we will soon be promoting membership widely. In the meantime, please contact Play Wales for more information.