The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched the Sports Parents Promise as part of its annual awareness raising campaign, Parents in Sport Week, 7-13 October 2019.
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. They can also download a certificate of their own to share on social media or print out and stick up on the fridge.
Make the Promise
Show your child you support them taking part in sport by making the Promise, and spread the word using the hashtag #SportsParents.
If you’re a sports club, talk to parents in your sport and encourage them to make the Promise today.
The Promise in conversation
We recently recorded a podcast celebrating Parents in Sport Week 2019 and the Sports Parents Promise. The conversation was hosted by Lou, Workforce and Coaching Manager for Kent Sport, with guests Bianca, Children and Young People Officer for Kent Sport, Chris, the Director of Rugby and Coaching Co-ordinator at Ashford Rugby Club, and Richard from the Non-perfect Dad. The conversation explores the Promise and its implications for coaches, clubs and volunteers.
Should you have any problems using the embedded player, you can also visit the Soundcloud website to listen to the podcast.
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) was set up in 2001 to help embed safeguarding best practice and policy across the sports sector.
The CPSU works with national governing bodies and active partnerships (previously county sports partnerships) like Kent Sport to enable them to effectively protect the young people they work with from abuse and harm.
Find out more
If you would like to find out more information about the CPSU or Parents in Sport Week, then please visit the CPSU website.
Alternatively you can contact Kent Sport’s Children and Young People Development Officer and Lead Safeguarding Officer Bianca Logronio, or Workforce and Coaching Manager Louisa Arnold.