Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October 2018
Active Sussex joins forces with the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2018
The NSPCC and Active Sussex have joined forces to promote the national awareness raising campaign - Parents in Sport Week. We want our sports clubs and physical activity deliverers to champion our efforts from October 1st-7th to spread the crucial supporting and positive role that parents play.
Coaches and officials can also examine their communication with parents to benefit children’s involvement in sport.
Paul Stephenson, from NSPCC CPSU, stressed the importance of the national campaign and the vital impact of building positive relationships between sports clubs and organisations and parents and carers.
"Parents, through their support, encouragement and understanding, play a pivotal role in supporting their child’s participation, success and fun when playing sport. It’s essential that sports clubs communicate regularly with parents so that both coach and parent work towards the same goals,” Paul said.
Aims of Parents in Sport Week
We encourage sports clubs and physical activity deliverers 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 through your club or organisation, letting them know how valuable their contribution to youth sport is and
encourage them to get involved
- work with parents to reflect on the demands they’re encountering and then identify strategies to manage those demands
- host an event for parents or a fun competition for all the family and take advantage of the CPSU’s extensive advice and resources
- use the hashtags #ParentsInSportWeek2018 and #InvolvingParents to show your support and spread the word online.
Parents play a pivotal role in sport and young people depend on their support and encouragement.
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.