This week is Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week, organised by the Child Protection in Sport Unit.
The Unit campaigns to help parents understand the role they can play in keeping children safe in sport, and while their work continues year-round, this week the organisation aims to focus attention on key points.
Themes for this year are:
Parents and carers play an important role in influencing their child’s enjoyment and experience of sport through their feedback, actions and support.
Not all children need the same involvement from their parents or carers.
What involvement would they like you to have and how can you get involved in their sporting journey?
Sport can be an emotional experience for children, their adults, and coaches.
Feedback from parents and carers greatly influences how a child perceives their ability, enjoys their sport, and feels motivated to continue participating.
Keeping children safe
It’s important that parents and carers feel confident to raise any worries or concerns they may have at their child’s sports club or activity.
Asking questions about safeguarding policies and procedures should also be commonplace.
The campaign has resources to help equip you with this knowledge, including information about choosing a safe club, a video and an e-learning module, on their Parents’ Hub.
Parents requiring any further information, or with concerns or questions, can contact the scottishathletics welfare team on email@example.com