GB BOXING is backing the NSPCC’s ‘Keeping Your Child Safe Week’ which runs from Monday 2nd October – Friday 6thOctober 2023.
Throughout the week, GB Boxing will use its social channels to raise awareness of the campaign in helping to provide guidance and support to children, parents and coaches about the importance of ensuring sport is a safe environment for children.
Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport is a national, year-round campaign run by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (NSPCC CPSU) which aims to raise awareness of the important role parents play in keeping their child safe and happy in sport.
Alongside the year-round campaign, first week of October is used to highlight the campaign and launch new resources and guidance for parents and carers. This focus week brings to life the campaign messages with stories from parents, young people, and coaches.
To celebrate this year’s campaign, the NSPCC CPSU will be launching a brand-new film called “My No.1 Fan” which will feature real families, talking about what positive parental behaviour and support means to them and how negative behaviour can impact children’s enjoyment of sport.
To find out more about being your child’s biggest supporter and how to get involved with the campaign, visit thecpsu.org.uk/parents.
GB Boxing’s Head of Operations and Lead Safeguarding Officer, Laura Ross said: “Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children in sport is absolutely vital. This is an excellent campaign and GB Boxing is very happy to support it.”