Parents in Sport Week 2021

Parents in Sport Week

Aimed at Giving Parents the Information and Tools they need to be part of the bigger Safeguarding Picture in Sport!

Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at Cumberland FA, so we're delighted to once again support Parents in Sport Week and share the vital messages across the grassroots football community.

This year, the NSPCC and CPSU are aiming Parents in Sport Week directly at parents whose children take part in the sports, to give them everything they need to be part of the bigger safeguarding picture in sport. 

As part of this year's campaign, the NSPCC and CPSU will be launching several new resources for parents to help skill them up on keeping their child safe in sport, these include: 

A new animation for parents on what abuse might look like in sport and how to get help

A short, interactive e-learning course for parents on how to keep children safe

A new look parents' hub on the CPSU website, which parents can use as a one-stop-shop for safeguarding information

These new tools will be launched throughout Parents in Sport Week 2021 across the CPSU and NSPCC websites and social media using #ParentsinSportWeek.

How to get involved

If you're a parent

The best people to get parents involved in their child's sport are fellow parents! That's why we need your help to spread the word about keeping children safe in sport and encourage other parents to get involved. 

You can help support this year's campaign: 

Sign-up as a Parents in Sport Week campaigner
- Take the e-learning course and learn how to keep your child safe
- Share the animation on social media or via your Team WhatsApp group to help other parents
- Talk about Parents in Sport Week on social media by using #ParentsinSportWeek and tagging @NSPCC and @TheCPSU

Cumberland Clubs

We're asking for your help to reach parents whose children are involved in your Club this year and you can help by:

- Asking parents in your club to take our e-learning course
- Pinning the animation to your social media profiles during the week
- Spreading the word about our resources on social media using #ParentsinSportWeek

Download the campaign pack for clubs to get started


Parents can take a look at the following advice from the FA to ensure they play their part in making football a safe, inclusive space for children and upholding safeguarding standards.

We are asking every parent/carer to ensure they play their part by making sure they:

* Know who coaches their child and that they are FA DBS checked and safeguarding trained.
* Have the name and contact details of their club’s welfare officer in their phone.
* Are clear about acceptable and unacceptable behaviours at their child’s club.
* Sign up and adhere to their Club’s code of conduct.
* Help their child to understand their rights and know who they can talk to you if they are worried about an adult’s behaviour.
* Encourage their child to speak out about anything that worries them, no matter how big or small.

Follow #ParentsinSportWeek on social during the week, hit share and tag @NSPCC and @TheCPSU

If you have any queries about Safeguarding in Football in Cumberland, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer Mel Sandwith on 01900 511800 or email