A review of the current inquiries & investigations into abuse in UK footballChris Hurlston Neerali Madhvani
The recent disclosures of childhood abuse in sports and elsewhere has prompted a number of enquiries and investigations, each with a different remit and timescale for completion. This article summarises the key investigations taking place. Specifically, it looks at:
The Football Association Inquiry
The Scottish Football Association Inquiry
Independent investigations being undertaken by individual clubs
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
What does all this mean for Football?
Potential civil proceedings by victims against clubs and governing bodies
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- Tags: Duty of Care in Sport Report | Football | Inquires Act 2005 | Limitation Act 1989 | Ombudsman | Operation Hydrant | Scottish Football Association (SFA) | Sport England | The Football Association (FA) | The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (ICSA) | UK Sport | United Kingdom (UK) | Vicarious Liability
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About the Author
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Chris is an Associate Solicitor who specialises in abuse law and damages claims. He is currently acting for a number of former youth football players against clubs including Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Chelsea. He is also assisting football abuse survivors to give evidence as part of the FA inquiry.
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Neerali is a solicitor in the medical negligence and abuse law team at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office. She acts on behalf of a number of survivors of abuse to bring civil claims against individual perpetrators and organisations including local authorities and the NHS.