Parent and club resources

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting their child to enjoy and take part in sport. 

This page has some useful resources specifically aimed at parents and clubs with some advice on how to keep your children safe in sport. 

Keeping your child safe

Parents play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting their child’s participation, success and fun when playing sport. Therefore, it’s essential that they know the questions to ask when their child becomes involved with a club.

Have a look at this animation to find out more about what you need to know and do to help keep your child safe in sport... 


Creating safer clubs

It's important that all children and young people can enjoy sport in a safe and nurturing environment. That's why all adults involved in delivering sport should know what needs to be in place to keep them safe. 

Find Out More

Further information can be found on the Children 1st website and the Children 1st Parentline. 

If you are a coach you can find information about training on our Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport training page Training ( 

Clubs can use the Self Assessment Tool to assess progress and get advice and support about what more your sports club, organisation or body can do to create a safer environment for children and young people in sport.


Date published: 29 August 2023
Date updated: 6 September 2023


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