If you have any Safeguarding concerns please click this Reporting Concerns document.
What can you do as parents and carers?
Tune in – By regularly talking to your child about their interests and hobbies you are more likely to notice when something goes wrong.
Home sweet home – A simple kick about in the back garden is a great way to get into sport. It’s a non-threatening environment and it’ll give your child confidence.
Lead by example – If you play sport, take your child along with you. Cycle to the shops together instead of getting in the car. Don’t watch from the side – get into the swimming pool with them.
Know your stuff – It’s a good idea to try and understand the sport your kid plays. Even if it’s just getting to grips with the basics of the game, the position they play and the skills they need. That way you won’t feel left out when they recount the stunning switch pass and double loop that led to their team’s winning try!
Keep the faith – Trust that your kids know what they’re doing. Let them make some of their own decisions so they learn from their mistakes.
Download our Safeguarding leaflet – A Guide for Parents and Carers.
The NSPCC Share Aware campaign
The NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 – the age at which they start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices.
The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe.
For more information visit the NSPCC website.