Hertfordshire FA welcomes the publication of Clive Sheldon QC's Report into non-recent child sexual abuse in football
The review, published by The FA, 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 cooperation 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.
You can read The FA's statement on the Report by following the link below.
The FA's Statement on the Sheldon Report
For information about safeguarding in English football in 2021, please visit the safeguarding section of The FA website, or for Hertfordshire FA please visit our safeguarding pages.
For any queries about the Report, including if you are a survivor affected by the Report, please email FASheldonReport@TheFA.com
Reporting a Concern
If you wish to report a child abuse concern, please contact:
• NSPCC Helpline 0800 023 2642 or 0800 800 5000
• The FA safeguarding case management team Safeguarding@TheFa.com
• If it is an emergency, please contact the Police or Children's Services in your area