During the first week of October, we host a focused awareness week for our year-round Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport campaign.
Formerly known as Parents in Sport Week, the campaign aims to help parents understand their crucial safeguarding role in their child's sport.
Sport is safest when everyone plays their role in keeping children safe, including parents.
Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport 2023
This year we reached out to parents focussing on 3 areas:
- getting involved
- being supporting
- keeping children safe
We released our new video 'My No. 1 Fan', which shows real families talking about their involvement in sport and activity and discuss the positive and negative impact of parental involvement.
We encouraged parents and carers to use our tools which are designed to help them to play an active and supporting role in their child's participation.
If you're a parent or carer, you can find all of this information on our parents pages.
Key resources for parents
We have a range of new and updated resources which aimed to fill the gaps in parents' knowledge. These resources included:
- a factsheet to help parents and carers negotiate the post-game conversation
- a factsheet giving parents and carers ideas on how to get more involved in their child's sports club or activity
- an animation about the new keeping your child safe in sport campaign
- an animation for parents on what abuse might look like in sport and how to get help
- a free, short, interactive e-learning course for parents on how to keep children safe
Keep an eye out for the new resources coming throughout the year as the campaign continues!
Countless organisations, clubs, coaches, volunteers, partners and parents got involved in our 2023 focus week on social media and in the press. Information about Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport and access to our resources were shared with thousands of NSPCC supporters before and during the week too.
Sign up to our mailing list to keep updated with new resources, advice and guidance for parents as the campaign continues throughout the year.
You can also help us to reach even more parents and carers nationwide by following us on twitter @theCPSU- like and share our advice and guidance to raise awareness about the importance of every parent playing their role in keeping their child safe in sport.