Parents in Sport Week
As the competitive season starts to finish up and Covid restrictions tighten in different counties, it is a great time to get back out sailing with our family and supporting our younger sailors.
The National Parents in Sport Week takes place 5 – 11 October and is an annual campaign, run by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU). The campaign 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, the CPSU are asking sports parents to make the Sports Parents Promise – a 3-point pledge to their children to listen to them about their concerns, check clubs are safe to enjoy, and encourage their children to take part in a positive way.
They hope this will help parents to understand how their contribution to their child’s sport makes it a safer place for all children. You can help support the CPSU and Parents in Sport Week by making the Sports Parents Promise. I promise to learn how your club keeps you safe and what I can do to help
- I promise to listen to you if you have any concerns about your sport
- I promise to learn how your club keeps you safe and what I can do to help
- I promise to make sure that I set a good example and support you (and your teammates) in a positive way
You can also support and follow the campaign on social media using the hashtag #ParentsinSportWeek2020.
Every Week is Parents in Sports Week 😊