Parents in Sports Week 2019

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

How Safe is your child’s golf club?

Below are five questions, with answers, that you should be asking your child’s golf club to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Featured Video

The below video highlights the important role that positive sports parents play in supporting their children to participate and engage in sport.

The following video emphasis the negative effects that sports parents can have on their child’s performance. First thing is for children is that sports should be fun, parents should be good role models and support fair play. This video provides advice on keeping children safe in sports and dealing with pushy parents to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people – including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers and parents.

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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.

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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?

If there is something you are not able to find in relation to safeguarding please contact: fiona@cgigolf.org or phone 01 505 4272

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