Child Protection in Sport - Parents in Sport Week 2018
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) Parents in sport week is back and it is taking place from 1 to 7 October 2018.
This year you can sign up for regular updates on news and activities for the week, sign up here.
The CPSU 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. The CPSU are 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
The CPSU are encouraging parents to look at how their behaviour and involvement influences their child’s enjoyment of sport, through the resources on their 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 the CPSU 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.
The above campaign takes place each year and consolidates the key messages of the FA Respect Programme and showcases what a key role parents and carers have in grassroots football.
You can access FA Respect Programme resources by clicking the link below.