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Parents in Sport Week: 2-8 October 2017

Parents in Sport Week: 2-8 October 2017

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Active Sussex is pleased to join the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2017

The NSPCC and Active Sussex have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week. We want our sports clubs to rally behind our efforts from October 2nd -8th to underscore the positive, supporting role that parents play. Coaches and officials can also examine their communication with parents to benefit children’s involvement in sport.

Feedback from current sports stars and research with young people shows how important parents are as role models.

Aims of Parents in Sport Week

We encourage sports organisations and clubs to recognise and promote the positive and important role parents play in helping children reach their full potential. To do this, they can:

  • work with parents to reflect on the demands they’re encountering and then identify strategies to manage those demands
  • encourage sports clubs and coaches to take time to show they value parents, want parental input and are grateful for what parents can do

Parents play a pivotal role in sport and young people depend on their support and encouragement.

Further information:

If you want to find out more about safeguarding in sport in Sussex please visit our pages.

We also run safeguarding workshops for coaches, volunteers and club personell.