WARRINGTON Wolves have backed an NSPCC campaign aimed at keeping children safe in sports.

The Wire have joined calls encouraging parents to sign the charity’s Sports Parents Promise after a new survey revealed that almost a third of mums and dads in the UK whose kids play sports would not know who to turn to if they had safeguarding concerns.

And the pledge from the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation to ‘ensure the club has appropriate safeguarding levels in place’ coincides with the NSPCC’s Parents in Sport Week 2019.

A foundation spokesman said: “We know how important sport is to children – it’s fun, great exercise and develops their sense of working as a team and being part of a social group.

“We also know how important the safety of children is to their parents and carers, and we ensure our club has appropriate safeguarding levels and training in place to ensure all members of every squad are properly looked after.

“Warrington Wolves are proud to support the NSPCC’s Parents in Sport Week, and we would encourage all parents to sign up to the Sports Parents Promise.

“In doing so, they will find out who to speak to with any concerns, what to ask, and how best to keep their children safe.”

The NSPCC’s pledge also encourages parents of young sportsmen to ‘have a positive influence from the sidelines’.

Nick Slinn, director of the NSPCC’s child protection in sport unit, said: “Sport forms a huge part of childhood for many young people, and at the NSPCC we believe that children should be free to enjoy their time at clubs and activities in a safe environment where they can achieve to the best of their ability.

“It is clear from our research that parents do not always know how to address any concerns they have.

“We introduced the Sports Parents Promise because it is essential for everyone to play their part in protecting children and making every sporting experience a positive one.

“We want to make it easier for parents to know how they can support a safer sports environment and give them confidence to act when needed.”