Parents in Sport Week
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:50
This year's Parents in Sport Week takes place 1st – 7th October 2018. For regular updates about news and activities for the week, sign up here.
The aims of Parents in Sport Week are to :
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. We're 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
We're encouraging parents to look at how their behaviour and involvement influences their child's enjoyment of sport, through the resources on our website.
Clubs can create a positive environment for children and parents in sport by having a no tolerance policy on poor parental behaviour.
3. Involve parents in their child's sport
This is a chance for clubs and coaches to showcase their creativity to 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.
To support Parents in Sport Week 2018 and receive regular updates, sign up here.
Share your efforts to involve parents during the week with the hashtag #InvolvingParents on social media.