This briefing aims to help play providers understand how quality assurance systems such as Quality in Play can be used to meet the requirements of commissioners and funders by demonstrating the need for and quality of their play offer to children.
Funders and commissioners are increasingly looking for evidence of need and outcomes that fit within their priorities. These may not be specifically about play, as they could be about support for children and families, or increasing access to natural environments or creating better neighbourhoods.
Quality assurance systems such as Quality in Play can help play providers demonstrate how their provision fits wider funding priorities and how they will use the money to make a real difference. It will also help show that they have good management systems in place and how they fit into the bigger picture of their local community.
This briefing was produced as part of Play England's Engaging Communities in Play programme.