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The article below was written by Maddie Grounds, content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that help undocumented migrants to regulate their status in the UK.  The views expressed are that of the…
Kupakwashe Desmond Mukurumbira, Board Member of UNICEF, has written a piece on key relationships in safeguarding in sports. It outlines seven key relationships which safeguarding in sport experts should understand, manage and develop for successful…
The European week of sports celebrates its 5th edition this year; and 2019 brings a success story – after a long struggle with documentation, the first refugee in Greece got the official authorisation to play professional football. However, many of…
Soccer chief Gordon Taylor was told of horrific child abuse 20 years ago by a victim of football scout Eddie Heath, but wrote back telling him to ‘seek counselling’. Non-recent child abuse, sometimes called historical abuse, is when an adult was…
Terre des hommes Moldova provided training on child protection systems and safeguarding policy in sports during a seminar for teachers, leaders, and coaches under the ‘Open Fun Football Schools’ (OFFS) project and ‘Sport - School – Police’ (SSP)…
A report by Charles Geekie QC said chief scout Eddie Heath had groomed and attacked boys, aged 10 to 17, in the 1970s and it alleges that Chelesea officials must have "turned a blind eye to what they saw". Chelsea have now apologised “unreservedly”…
Policies, procedures, and toolkit for child and adult safeguarding in football from the Turkish Football Federation. The policies and procedures were compiled based on a thorough revision of international legislation and frameworks. Attached…
BBC Sports reports that UEFA has contacted the Scottish FA about historic child sexual abuse. The SFA in turn has commissioned an independent review into the matter in 2017 which came back with 100 recommendations. UEFA made a statement that they…
This is a toolkit developed by FIFA, for its member organisations in order to establish guiding principles and minimum rquirements that will help leaders and organisers in football to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for children. The toolkit…
Bob Higgins, 66, from Southampton, was found guilty last year of one count of indecent assault, and a further 45 counts in a retrial at Bournemouth Crown Court. The trials heard that Higgins abused his position of power over young players to take…