03/10/2023- Articles


BF is proud to support the NSPCC’s week dedicated to keeping your child safe in sport.

Safeguarding and the welfare of our members is key to everything we do at BF. This week, 2nd – 6th October, BF join the NSPCC to highlight the importance of keeping our younger participants safe in sport.

The NSPCC has provided guidance for parents and coaches as well as media assets for you to show your support. The campaign for 2023 has three main areas of focus;

Getting involved

Parents and carers play an important role in influencing their child’s enjoyment and experience of sport through their feedback, actions and support. Not all children need the same involvement from their parents or carers. What involvement would they like you to have and how can you get involved in their sporting journey?

Being supportive

Sport can be an emotional experience for children, their adults, and coaches. Feedback from parents and carers greatly influences how a child perceives their ability, enjoys their sport, and feels motivated to continue participating.

Keeping children safe

It’s important that parents and carers feel confident to raise any worries or concerns they may have at their child’s sports club or activity. Asking questions about safeguarding policies and procedures should also be commonplace. We have resources to help equip you with this knowledge.

Related NSPCC Resources

If you’re a sports parent, take a look at our information for parents.

If you’re a coach, club or sports organisation, take a look at our guidance on working with parents in sport.


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