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Motorsport UK Standards

What is expected of you and your child?

Your support gives your child the opportunity to participate and develop in the sport. You stand on the side lines, give lifts, pay the fees and support your child through the ups and downs. Whether they are participating for fun or aspiring to be a high performing athlete, they will win and lose races. Your response to their race, development and their limits as well as success, has a significant impact on how your child and their peers respond to the challenges of motorsport.

The Race with Respect guidelines set out the expected standards of behaviour. Everyone involved in Motorsport UK signs up to these standards and is expected to adhere to them. Knowing these and discussing them with you child will help them understand how a motorsport environment operates.

Keeping in communication with your club/team/championship is important and can help you support them achieving their best ability.

We encourage parents/carers with a child in motorsport to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the role of the club or championship safeguarding officer.
  • Store the safeguarding officers name and contact number in your phone alongside the number for the NSPCC helpline
  • Be clear about acceptable and unacceptable behaviour at your child’s club or championship
  • Ensure you and your child know how to report any worry or concern
  • Encourage your child to speak up about anything that worries them, no matter how big or small
  • Ensure you know who your child’s manager, coach or team personnel are, how they will communicate with you, how you can contact them and how to get feedback on your child.
  • Ask who in the team has had appropriate DBS or PVG checks completed to ensure their appropriately checked

Below is information on Motorsport UK policies and regulations that young people within the sport are required to adhere to. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Motorsport UK on 01753 765000 or hello@motorsportuk.org