Parents in Sport Week is an annual, nationwide campaign of the NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) to raise awareness of the importance of parents' involvement in youth sport.
During the week The CPSU is sharing guidance on the types of things sports clubs should have in place to keep children safe, how parents can get help with any concerns, and how parents' positive behaviour contributes to better experiences of sport for children.
This year’s theme is ‘Let’s talk about keeping children safe in sport’.
Most sports clubs and organisations have sound policies and procedures in place, but parents are often unaware of what they are, how to access them and how they help to protect children.
This year, The CPSU is trying to reach as many parents as possible with information and advice, with the hope that it can open up a dialogue with coaches, clubs and children about how everyone can contribute to safeguarding in sport.
As part of the campaign and one way to show your support as a parent is to make the Sports Parents Promise.
The Promise outlines what makes a great sports parent, hoping this will give parents an understanding of how their contribution to their child’s sport helps to make it a safer place.
How you can help
Whether you're a great sports parent, a coach, or both(!), there are many ways in which you can support the campaign:
Keep up with the latest news by following us on Twitter @TheCPSU or you can follow the campaign using the hashtag #ParentsinSportWeek2020.