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Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week, 3 – 9 October 2022

03 Oct 2022

Everyone can play their part in keeping children safe, including in sport settings. That’s why we’re proud to support the NSPCC’s, Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week. Through our NI Sports and Human Rights Forum we’re helping parents and carers know what to look out for at their child’s sport club and empower them to feel confident to raise any concerns. Parents play a huge role in their child’s confidence, enjoyment and performance in sport. And it’s key that you feel empowered and equipped with the right advice to help you keep your child safe from abuse in sport.

The NSPCC are here to help you know what steps you can take to keep your child safe in their sports club or group. They have a range of advice, resources and even parent eLearning training to help you know what to look out for and how to respond should a concern ever arise. Play your part in keeping your child safe in sport by accessing the NSPCC’s selection of sport advice and resources

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Chief Commissioner, Alyson Kilpatrick added:

“Through our NI Sports and Human Rights Forum we promote the importance of safeguarding and the rights of the child. Sport and exercise are great ways for children and young people to learn new skills, keep fit and make friends. Whether it's football, a horse-riding lesson or hockey team, sports can be an important part of growing up, understanding your rights and learning to be more independent. Wherever children and young people are, it’s important they're safe and happy. We’re proud to support NSPCC's Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week to help parents and carers know how to keep children safe in sport settings”.

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