Parents in Sport Week 2018

By Suzy O'Shea on September 25, 2018 in Coaching News, News, Satellite Clubs

The Child Protection in Sport Unit of NSPCC is pleased to announce…

Parents in Sport Week is back and it is taking place from 1 – 7 October 2018.

Key aims of the campaign

The CPSU are looking to further develop sports’ engagement with parents by focusing on these 3 key aims:

1. Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping children safe in sport

It’s a big decision for parents to leave their child in the care of someone else. We’re asking sports organisations to provide the information that parents need to make an informed choice about the club or activity their child attends and what to do if they have a concern.

2. Help parents understand how to positively influence their child’s enjoyment and wellbeing in sport

We’re encouraging parents to look at how their behaviour and involvement influences their child’s enjoyment of sport, through the resources on our website.

Sports will be asked to help create a positive environment for children and parents in sport by having a no tolerance policy on poor parental behaviour.

3. Encourage clubs to engage and involve parents in their child’s sport

This is a chance for clubs and coaches to showcase their creativity, and show us how they will engage directly with parents. Why not try something new. It could be an event for parents, or a change in policy that ensures parents are more involved in the sporting lives of their children.

If you are a club how can you get involved

Take a look at the 5 ways to get involved and the range of resources available to support this year’s campaign.


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