Parents in Sport Week (7-13 October) is a key opportunity to celebrate the valuable role that parents play in sport.
Whether that’s driving children to training and games, supplying team snacks, helping with shooting practice or lending a supportive ear, parents play a crucial role in supporting children and their development in sport.
The campaign therefore aims to increase positive parental involvement in youth sport in order to help improve the overall experiences of young people.
For coaches and clubs, Parents in Sport Week is a reminder to inform and involve parents and to build a positive environment in which children, coaches, and parents can thrive.
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched the Sports Parents Promise this year as part of its annual awareness raising campaign.
The Promise outlines all the ways in which parents can be the best sports parents they can be, by ensuring their child has safe and enjoyable experiences of sport.
Parents can make the Promise online and, in return, they’ll be directed to vital information about how to keep their child safe in sport.
You can find out more at thecpsu.org.uk/parentspromise and spread the word using the hashtag #SportsParents.