SFA facing legal action over historical abuse claims

SFA facing legal action over historical abuse claims The SFA apologised to people who had suffered abuse in the game. Picture: Michael Gillen HILARY DUNCANSON Published: 07:41 Updated: 08:29 Monday 30 July 2018 Share this article Sign Up To Our Daily Newsletter Sign up School Summer Holidays Can Be Fun For Parents Too The relationship-building power of a summer spent together. Read More Brought To You By Cadbury Lawyers for six men who allege they were victims of child sexual abuse in Scottish football have announced they are to begin legal action against the sport’s national governing body. Thompsons Solicitors said they are sending correspondence regarding the civil claims for compensation to the Scottish Football Association (SFA) on Monday. The firm said it expects the SFA to take the claims seriously and “settle promptly”. It comes four days after a major review into allegations of the sexual abuse of youngsters within Scottish football found that child protection measures in the sport are “not fit for purpose”. The independent report branded policies “inadequate” and called for a “significant and serious sea-change” in the culture of Scottish football to reduce the risk of abuse taking place. The review panel, chaired by Martin Henry, criticised a “lack of leadership and inadequate governance” when it comes to child protection. ADVERTISING

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