Parents and carers play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting their child’s participation, success and fun when playing sport.
Therefore, its essential that sports and activity providers communicate regularly with parents so that everyone works towards the same goals.
Raising awareness of positive parental involvement
Our Keeping your child safe in sport campaign aims to raise awareness on the role of the sporting parent in helping young people reach their full potential. The campaign runs year-round, with a focused awareness week the first week of October. This week brings together parents, carers, sports clubs and organisations, and NSPCC ambassadors to help parents and carers keep children safe in sport.
We have also created information pages for parents and carers to highlight what they can do to best support their child in sport.
The role of sports organisations
Everyone involved in sport should be committed to ensuring that children's participation is supported. These pages should support sports clubs and activity providers to raise awareness with their coaches, staff and volunteers of the crucial role a parent or carer has in helping a child reach their full potential.
We've also produced a number of resources for you to use when providing messages to parents and carers, as well as to staff and volunteers.