SAFEGUARDING ADVICE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
ADVICE FOR PARENTS
Sports clubs have a responsibility to ensure that their coaches and other staff are safe to work with children. Clubs should be able to provide you with confirmation that staff and volunteers are suitable and have undergone the right checks. All organisations providing sports for children should welcome your questions about how they will keep your child safe. The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) provides detailed advice on what to look for in a sports club: CPSU Information for Parents.
PARENTS CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
Many parents don’t even realise that their behaviour could be having an impact on their child’s enjoyment of sport.
We ask parents to consider their own behaviour…
Encourage young people to participate, never force them.
Focus on, and praise the effort and performance displayed, rather than the winning or losing.
Encourage young people to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to argumentative behaviour.
“REMEMBER IT’S OUR GAME NOT YOURS”
Further information, advice, and guidance on safeguarding issues can be accessed via the below links.