Parents in sport week

 02 Oct 2020

Parents in Sport Week takes place 5 – 11 October 2020.

Parents in Sport Week is an annual campaign, run by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).

The campaign, which is now in its 5th year, aims to highlight the important role parents play in youth sport – from helping to keep children safe, to encouraging them to take part and stay active.  

This year’s theme is ‘Let’s talk about keeping children safe in sport’ and the aim is to raise awareness amongst parents of the types of things clubs should have in place to keep children safe and how parents can get help with any concerns.  As part of the campaign, we’ll be asking sports parents to make the Sports Parents Promise – a 3-point pledge to their children to listen to them about concerns, check clubs are safe to enjoy, and encourage their children to take part in a positive way. We hope this will help parents to understand how their contribution to their child’s sport makes it a safer place for all children.  
The Sports Parents Promise

  1. I promise to listen to you if you have any concerns about your sport
  2. I promise to learn how your club keeps you safe and what I can do to help
  3. I promise to make sure that I set a good example and support you (and your team mates) in a positive way

You can help support the CPSU and Parents in Sport Week by making the Sports Parents Promise on the CPSU website, where you can also find a wealth of helpful information about being a great sports parent and working with parents in sport. 
You can also support and follow the campaign on social media using the hashtag #ParentsinSportWeek2020