Parents in Sport Week

It’s just one month until the Children Protection in Sport unit's Parents in Sport Week 2019 begins.

They've updated they media pack, which you can download here. This pack includes some fresh graphics and text, you can use these to create your own content for websites, print and social media to promote PiSW and the Sports Parents Promise. The information below, along with the media pack can be sent out to your clubs and contacts in preparation for PiSW 2019.

This year, they have introduced the Sports Parents Promise to encourage parents to make a promise to their child: to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable experience whilst taking part in sport. There’s still time to make the Promise, so get involved today.

> Make your Promise

 If your sports club or activity is planning a parents’ event or session, here are our top 4 things to consider for your event.


  1. Be clear what your event will cover
  • encourage parents to make the Sports Parents Promise 
  • discuss future developments for the club
  • discuss the development of their child
  • tell parents what they need to know about your club – where to find safeguarding policies, procedures and codes of conduct; who your club welfare officer is; and how to report any concerns they may have
  1. Create a welcoming environment that encourages parents to attend the event
  2. Promote your event well in advance to ensure as many parents as possible can attend
  3. Think about how your organisation could improve communication and build relationships with parents to get them more involved
  • listen to parents’ feedback, concerns and views
  • involve parents in decision-making at your club or activity
  • get parents involved in your club by asking them to volunteer (for instance, as an official, linesperson or first-aider)

They would love to hear about your parents events

  • What did your organisation do to involve parents?
  • How did this help your organisation, as well as parents and the children taking part in sport at your club?

Spread the word by encouraging other parents to become positive #SportsParents.

Contact them or post on social media to share what your organisation has done to involve parents and support the Sports Parents Promise.

Don’t forget to use #SportsParents when you post or tweet.