Parents in Sport Week 2018

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After another successful week of highlighting the important role parents play in sport in 2017, we’ve finalised the dates for this year’s event.

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018. For regular updates about news and activities for the week, sign up here.

Key aims

We'll look to further develop sports’ engagement with parents by focusing on these 3 key aims:

1. Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping children safe in sport

It’s a big decision for parents to leave their child in the care of someone else. We’re asking sports organisations to provide the information that parents need to make an informed choice about the club or activity their child attends and what to do if they have a concern.

2. Help parents understand how to positively influence their child’s enjoyment and wellbeing in sport

We’re encouraging parents to look at how their behaviour and involvement influences their child’s enjoyment of sport, through the resources on our website.

Sports will be asked to help create a positive environment for children and parents in sport by having a no tolerance policy on poor parental behaviour.

3. Encourage clubs to engage and involve parents in their child’s sport

This is a chance for clubs and coaches to showcase their creativity, and show us how they will engage directly with parents. Why not try something new. It could be an event for parents, or a change in policy that ensures parents are more involved in the sporting lives of their children.

Get involved

To support Parents in Sport Week 2018 and receive regular updates, sign up here.

We’ll be asking sports to share their efforts to involve parents during the week with the hashtag #InvolvingParents on social media.

Again this year, we’ll be promoting the work we do to help sports engage with parents, and the great work with parents that’s already happening across sport. On social media, search for the hashtags #ParentsinSportWeek2018 and #SportsParents.

Keep your eye on the website and make sure you’re following us on Twitter @TheCPSU for all the latest news on Parents in Sport Week 2018.

Links for sports organisations

Links for parents