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Helping to keep children safe in sport

February 22, 2016

The NSPCC has launched a new campaign to promote the NSPCC helpline to parents who are worried about a child in sport. This would be for example at their child’s sports club, during matches and other sports activities that children and young people take part in. We would like to encourage parents to call the helpline with any concerns, whether they feel them to be big or small, and not to wait until they are certain of abuse.

The NSPCC have spoken to children and young people about their worries in sport, and have found that bullying and pressure to perform, both from coaches and parents, are two of the most common worries. If you are concerned that a child is under too much pressure or may be experiencing other problems at home, you can call the NSPCC helpline anytime on

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