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The article takes an article from the Independent that claims football is not rife with child abusers, and tries to uncover the facts behind the article. It also examines the policy and regularory framework around it as well as professional…
Child protection expert Celia Brackenridge says UK sport was beset by a culture of ignorance and denial until the 1990s but it now sets the gold standard. In a neatly maintained archive of papers held in the library at Brunel University, the…
The UK Football Association has published a full Terms of Reference for its review into historic child sexual abuse allegations in football. In the article the full ToR can be found.
The dark secret at the heart of British football - we ask why it took so long for the child sex abuse scandal to come to light.
A former England international who says he was a victim of abuse as a child has explained why he has decided to talk publicly about his ordeal. Paul Stewart, 52, told BBC sports editor Dan Roan it had been a taboo subject - and he did not know where…
The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme speaks to former footballers Chris Unsworth, Jason Dunford, Steve Walters and Andy Woodward, who all claim to have been sexually abused by former coach Barry Bennell. Bennell, 62, was jailed in 1998 for sex…
‘Thomson Reuters Foundation’ published an article of Terre des hommes Lausanne- in collaboration with Terre des hommes International Federation about the effect worldwide sporting events can have on children. It recalls that the resettlement of…
‘UNICEF’ reports on its website that in an event at Camp Nou, the stadium of legendary football team FC Barcelona (FBC), the FC Barcelona Foundation and UNICEF reaffirmed their promise to work together to improve the lives of millions of children…
‘Public Sevice’ reports that Euro 2012 and London Olympics could be fertile ground for gangs of trafficked children, forced to pick pockets and beg. An increase of demand in the sex industry is also expected – warns Catherine Bearder is a British…