Over protective parents

Last updated: 11 Apr 2019 Topics: Deaf and disabled children Involving children and young people

This factsheet provides guidance and support for sports clubs and organisations to work with disabled athletes’ parents, to ensure that the young person can continue to participate fully in the clubs activities.

A scenario and discussion points provide useful guidance for your organisation to think about and action in your own setting.  

Discussion points

Here are some topics for your organisation to consider:

  • should the coach and club welfare officer be concerned about the athletes welfare
  • in what ways may over protective behaviour impact on the athlete
  • why may the athlete’s parent behave like this towards them
  • what could the coach or club welfare officer do to address these concerns

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