SWINDON Wildcats are backing an NSPCC campaign around children’s welfare and safety in sport.

The Parent in Sport Week 2019 campaign, which runs until October 13, was launched after a survey revealed that almost a third of parents in the UK with children active in sport would not know who to turn to if they had concerns over poor practice and abuse.

The NSPCC says every sports club and activity provider should have a welfare or safeguarding officer as well as a safeguarding policy.

Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell said: “On behalf of the Swindon Wildcats, we’re encouraging parents to sign the NSPCC’s Sports Parents Promise to keep their children safe in sport.

“What the NSPCC is doing is fantastic. We are proud to be supporting them and wish for it to be a great success.”

The charity aims to help parents become more informed by inviting them to sign the Sports Parents Promise, which gives them guidance on what makes a safe sports club.