The BTHA is proud to be a member of the following organisations:

  • link Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is an action group for the European toy industry. Every day TIE interfaces with EU institutions and other European stakeholders on behalf of the toy industry advocating its position in the fields that are central to the toy sector. TIE is made up of European toy associations and corporations that have come together to speak collectively as the voice of the industry at European level and as an important source of information.
  • link The International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) aims to act as a centre of discussion and information exchange on trends and issues important to the toy industry, to promote safety standards, to reduce or eliminate barriers to trade, and to advance social responsibility in the industry.
  • link Media Smart is a non profit media literacy programme for school children aged 6 to 11 years old, focused on advertising. Media Smart develops and provides, free of charge and on request, educational materials to primary schools that teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives.
  • link Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is a training and membership organisation that has represented the interests of the Trading Standards profession since 1881 nationally and internationally. TSI aims to raise the profile of the profession while working towards fairer, better informed and safer consumer and business communities. TSI’s members are engaged in delivering frontline trading standards services in local authorities and in businesses. The BTHA exhibits at the TSI annual conference and runs the Playsafe competition in conjunction with TSI annually. The BTHA supports the valuable work of Trading Standards Officers in trying to ensure children play with safe toys.
  • The National Toy Council (NTC) is a forum which was set up by the BTHA to bring together organisations and individuals connected with children or concerned with their welfare. The NTC produces consumer leaflets on toy and play related topics.
  • link The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) was founded in 1963. The NCB is a charitable organisation that acts as an umbrella body for organisations working with children and young people within England and Northern Ireland.  Through working in partnership, sharing knowledge, resources and services the NCB has created a powerful, authoritative and influential voice to improve the lives of children and young people.