Parents in Sport Week
A national awareness raising campaign, Parents in Sport Week is a chance to showcase your organisation or club’s creativity and build positive relationships with
parents and carers.
“Parents, through their support, encouragement and understanding, play a pivotal
role in supporting their child’s participation, success and fun when playing sport. It’s
essential that sports clubs communicate regularly with parents so that both coach
and parent work towards the same goals.”
– Paul Stephenson, NSPCC CPSU
We want more parents to be a part of their child’s sporting life but we need your help to reach them. You can do this by working with and supporting parents through your club or
organisation, letting them know how valuable their contribution to youth sport is and encouraging them to get involved. Kick off the week with an event for parents or a fun competition for all the family. Take advantage of the CPSU’s extensive advice and resources to build closer relationships with parents and carers at your club or organisation, and use the hashtags
#ParentsInSportWeek2018 and #InvolvingParents to show your support and spread the word online. Make sure you share it alongside our great resources by linking to https://thecpsu.org.uk/parents
Find out more about Parents in Sport Week 2018 by CLICKING HERE.
Display these posters in your club or sports venue to promote Parents in Sports Week 2018:
Hand out these flyers to Junior Committee members/PGA Professionals in your clubs or local area:
Some other useful resources include:
As a parent it’s natural that you would want to be assured of your child’s safety and welfare wherever they are. CGI are committed to ensuring that juniors learn and develop in a safe and fun environment.
All parents should be aware of the following:
- The Golf Club’s Safeguarding Policy
- Who is working with young people in the club and if these adults have completed the appropriate codes of conduct and vetting procedures.
- The Parents Code of Conduct
- Signing a Junior Registration Form each season
CGI represents Irish Golf on the ‘Safeguarding Children in Golf’ (SCIG) group. SCIG is a partnership of governing bodies and golf organisations in GB and Ireland that share good practice across organisations and hosts a website full of useful tips.
Included on this website is information for parents about what to expect when your child starts golf and how to give young players essential advice and support.
The crucial question is “are you giving your child the support they need to allow them to develop to a level at which they feel comfortable”? To ensure your child is getting the support they need have a read of the step-by-step guide see ‘Supporting Your Child in Golf’ on the SCiG website.
Information for Parents
CGI represents Golf on the Safeguarding Children in Golf (SCIG) group. SCIG is the partnership of governing bodies and golf organisations in the UK are Ireland, and they have a website full of useful tips. There is information for parents about what they should expect and how to give young players essential advice and support. Are you giving your child the support they need to allow them to develop to a level at which they feel comfortable? To support your child in golf have a read of the step-by-step guide see “Supporting your child in golf” on the SCiG website, click here for this and additional information.
How aware of you about your child’s safety when using their mobile phones for text, web and social media?
As the golf day can be long and parents are not always near by it is a good idea to have contact with your child using their mobile phone but are you sure that it’s being used in a safe manner?