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Gearing up for Parents in Sport Week

Parents in Sport Week – running from 3 to 9 October 2016 – focuses on how parents can greatly influence a child’s experience in sport through their actions, both positive and negative.

Parents in Sport Week

Over the past weeks, the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) have produced a number of resources to help promote the event's aim of getting parents involved in sport in a positive way.

Since the CPSU launched Parents in Sport Week, the support has been excellent, with now over 100 organisations that have pledged their support.

The CPSU wants help from sports organisations to raise awareness of the crucial role parents have in helping a child reach their full potential.

Broadly, the week will look at parental involvement under the following themes:

  • Motivation
  • Responsibility
  • Communication

How to get involved

You can promote Parents in Sport Week via Twitter by including the hashtag #sportsparents.

You can also download our Parents in Sport Week email signature image (jpg), which you can paste into your email signature in Outlook (or other email program).

Or you could get more involved by organising competitions, fun days or information sessions for parents, as well as providing training for members of your organisation.

For more ideas, see our list of 10 ways to get involved in Parents in Sport Week.

If you've come up with other ways to promote Parents in Sport Week, please email