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Enhancing parental involvement in youth sport – recommendations for coaches
Duty of care, Parents in sport, Athlete wellbeing
Parents play a vital role in youth sport. This guidance aims to help coaches understand, support and educate parents, thereby enhancing parental involvement.
Negotiating the post-game conversation
Duty of care, Athlete wellbeing
Competitions can be emotional for children, parents and coaches, so ensuring that feedback is well-timed and delivered appropriately is very important.
Positive sports parents – videos for coaches and clubs
Parents in sport
These short videos aim to help coaches and sports clubs realise the potential of parental involvement and how to best work with parents.
Positive sports parents – videos for parents
Parents in sport
These short clips for parents look at how they can help young people play and achieve to the best of their ability.
Positive sports parents – supporting talented young athletes
Parents in sport, Elite athletes
This video for parents looks at how they can prepare and support talented young athletes to achieve to the best of their ability.
A Code for Sports Governance
October 2016. UK Sport and Sport England published a new Code for Sports Governance. Its policies and processes cover the crucial safeguarding elements needed for a well-run organisation.
Help, advice and guidance to support sports organisations with safer recruitment processes and procedures. Includes answers to your questions about DBS and AccessNI criminal records checks.
Safeguarding deaf and disabled children - Resources
A wide range of resources is available to help you make sport more accessible for all children and young people.
Parents in sport - What sports clubs can do
What sports clubs can do Here, we list actions that sports organisations and clubs can use to encourage parents to support their children positively.
Missing children and young people at sports events: procedure and flow chart
A sample procedure from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.
I promise to... choose a safe club
Advice and tips on ways you can fulfil your promise as a positive sports parent: 'I promise to make sure the club we choose together is safe and fun'.
Self-declaration can be part of an organisation's safer recruitment process, it can provide additional information that a DBS check will not.
Learning from a CSP's application of the Check and Challenge Tool
Safeguarding standards, Community and school sports
Merseyside Sports Partnership (MSP) has made the Check and Challenge Tool - developed by the CPSU - an integral element of their programme commissioning process.
Information for parents - What to look for in a sports club
Choosing a sports club should be similar to choosing a nursery place or school.
Terms and conditions
What this page is about This website is provided by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
Safer recruitment - DBS FAQs
Criminal records and DBS FAQs Answers to the most common questions about criminal records checks.