Parents in Sport Week is just around the corner

Last updated: 16 Sep 2020 Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type: News article

Parents in Sport Week 2020 is fast approaching and although we’ll still be celebrating that important role parents play in youth sport as we have done in previous years, this year’s campaign will be a little different.

Normally around this time of year, we’d be asking sports organisations and clubs to start thinking about how they’re going to take part in the campaign, which would usually involve getting parents and children together in some way.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand that in most cases, that can’t happen this year and we’ve had to make some adjustments to the campaign to suit. That’s why this year, we’re focusing on reaching parents directly online and providing them with the information they need to keep their child safe in sport.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Let’s talk about keeping children safe in sport’ and we hope that by reaching out and raising awareness of safeguarding measures amongst parents, they can start a dialog with clubs, children and other parents about the roles that everyone plays in keeping children safe.

As always, we need your help to do that, so this year we’re asking you to share our messages online as much as you can to help us reach as many parents as possible.

Here’s some ways in which you can support the campaign online:

  • make the Sports Parents Promise,share your commitment on social media and encourage others to do the same
  • search #ParentsinSportWeek2020 on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts
  • check out our information for parents pages and share useful information and resources with parents using the icons in the top right-hand corner
  • talk about Parents in Sport Week and the information we have for parents on your website, blog, or in your e-newsletters

If you’re a sports organisation, club or activity provider wanting to include something in a newsletter, blog or on your website about Parents in Sport Week, we’ve got some sample copy you can use. Get in touch for a copy of this.

We hope you’ll support us and the campaign this year by sharing our messages and we look forward to continuing and expanding on this work into 2021.

Play your part as a club

Make sure your child protection policy is up to date and available to parents seeking it out, perhaps upload it to your website, or display it in a venue.