NSPCC Parents in Sport Week 2018 will be running from the 1st to the 7th October this year. The three main aims of this campaign are:-
- to provide support to help parents recognise their own role to keep children safe in sport
- to help parents understand how to positively influence their child’s participation in and enjoyment of sport
- to encourage clubs to engage and involve parents in their child’s sport
Parents, volunteers, coaches, local organisations, clubs and classes are all encouraged to find out more about the role they can play to keep children safe in sport.
In Scotland, the national charity Children 1st provides advice and guidance about children in sport for parents, governing bodies, coaches and sports clubs through its Safeguarding in Sport service. The service can be contacted on its Advice Line 0141 419 1156 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information is available through NSPCC’s Parents in Sport Week resources and from the Children 1st website. Just click on the links below.
PARENTS IN SPORT WEEK 2018 – RESOURCES
NSPCC – 5 ways you can get involved
NSPCC – Resource library for parents, clubs and coaches
Children 1st – What to ask? A parent’s guide to finding a safe sports club