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Parents in Sport Week: 7-13 October 2019

Parents in Sport Week: 7-13 October 2019

Categories: Active Sussex News Club Coach & Volunteering Education Safeguarding and equality

Active Sussex joins forces with the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2019

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and Active Sussex have joined forces to promote the launch of the Sports Parents Promise, as part of the annual national awareness raising campaign - Parents in Sport Week.

The Promise outlines all the ways in which parents can be the best sports parents they can be, by ensuring their child has safe and enjoyable experiences of sport.

Parents can make the Promise online and, in return, they'll be directed to vital information about how to keep their child safe in sport. They can also download a certificate of their own to share on social media or print out and stick up on the fridge.

We want our sports clubs and physical activity deliverers to champion our efforts from October 7-13th to spread the crucial supporting and positive role that parents play, and encourage parents to make the Promise today. 

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
  • use the hashtags #SportsParents to show your support and spread the word online.

Make the Sports Parents Promise 

Parents play a pivotal role in sport and young people depend on their support and encouragement. The three point promise highlights how you can be a great sports parent.

You can click each point for advice and tips on ways you can fulfill your promise.

For more 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 personnel.