Sexual abuse in football – an update

In August 2018, former Celtic football club youth coach and kit man, Jim McCafferty, was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison after admitting eight counts of sexual assault. These offences took place between December 2012 and December 2015 and his victim was aged between 14 and 16.

Continue reading

FA Inquiry – an update

The independent Inquiry commissioned by the Football Association to investigate child sex abuse in football between 1970 and 2005 has this week advised that it will delay its findings.  The inquiry was due to publish its final report towards the end of this year.  Continue reading

Media reporting and abuse investigation

The decision to award Sir Cliff Richard a significant sum for a breach of his right to privacy comes at a moment when issues of false allegations and the way sexual assault cases are to be investigated and prosecuted is to the fore in any event.  Continue reading

Sports abuse – an update

There have been a number of developments this month in respect of alleged abuse within sport. Continue reading