Clive Sheldon QC's report welcomed
SUFFOLK County FA welcomes the publication of Clive Sheldon QC's Report into non-recent child sexual abuse in football.
The report, published by The FA, can be viewed by clicking here
The review was commissioned by The FA in December 2016, following the disclosures of abuse in the media by former footballers.
Survivors are central to the Report which includes a number of survivor accounts. The executive summary from the Report notes that during the review Clive Sheldon’s team had the full co-operation of The FA, the Premier League, EFL, all County FAs and all impacted clubs.
Following the disclosures, a significant number of criminal processes have taken place, several leading to criminal convictions and some to lengthy custodial sentences for individual perpetrators.
To read The FA’s statement click here
For information about safeguarding in football in 2021 please click here
For information about safeguarding in Suffolk County FA click here
For any queries about the Report, including if you are a survivor affected by the Report, please email FASheldonReport@TheFA.com
If you wish to report a child abuse concern, please contact:
- NSPCC Helpline click here or call 0800 023 2642 or 0800 800 5000
- The FA safeguarding case management team firstname.lastname@example.org
- If it is an emergency, please contact the Police or Children’s Services in your area.