Independent Review into Child Sex Abuse Allegations in Football

Sport Resolutions is administering the Independent Review into Child Sex Abuse Allegations in Football.

If anyone has information they wish to provide confidentially to the Review they can email us.

How to submit:

A dedicated mailbox has been set up for the period of the Independent Review into Child Sex Abuse Allegations in Football.  Written submissions can be directed to: football@sportresolutions.co.uk

The terms of reference can be accessed via the related links tab on the right-hand side.

Update | Wednesday 11 January 2017

Independent Review into Child Sex Abuse Allegations in Football Calls for Evidence.

The Independent Review into Child Sex Abuse Allegations in Football has today issued a call for evidence.

The Review is asking anyone involved with the FA or the game more generally who wishes to provide information about the way in which Clubs or the FA dealt with concerns over child sex abuse between 1970 and 2005 to send that information to football@sportresolutions.co.uk

This correspondence will be treated in confidence by the Review and in accordance with relevant data protection principles. However, any allegations of criminal behaviour will be forwarded to Operation Hydrant. Anyone who experienced sexual abuse as a young footballer is reminded of the helpline provided by the NSPCC: 0800 023 2642.

The Review has also this week written to all football clubs in England and Wales, both professional and non-professional, asking for information about allegations of child sexual abuse during the period covered by the Review and their interaction at material times with the FA. Clubs have been asked to respond by 15th March 2017. 

Update | Wednesday 15 March 2017

Following the call for evidence made by the Review on 11th January 2017, responses have now been provided by many clubs. These responses are being reviewed and will be followed up where appropriate.  Further meetings with individuals and organisations who are providing information for the Review are taking place. 

The Review is interested in hearing from anyone else who wishes to provide information about the way in which Clubs or the FA dealt with concerns over child sex abuse between 1970 and 2005. They should send that information to football@sportresolutions.co.uk

This correspondence will be treated in confidence by the Review and in accordance with relevant data protection principles. However, any allegations of criminal behaviour will be forwarded to Operation Hydrant. Anyone who experienced sexual abuse as a young footballer is reminded of the helpline provided by the NSPCC: 0800 023 2642.