The Scottish Football Association

News

Scottish FA to establish independent review

Tuesday, 13 December 2016


The Scottish FA met with representatives from Police Scotland and PFA Scotland yesterday to update on our collective effort to support criminal investigations into reports of child sexual abuse in football. 

 

Both the Scottish FA and PFA Scotland are committed to working together to support Police Scotland in appealing to anyone with information to report child sexual abuse in Scottish football, and to provide a safe and confidential environment in which to do so.

 

The group will meet on a regular basis to ensure clear lines of communication and information sharing. 

 

We have also undertaken to ensure organisational learning and development is at the forefront of our responsibilities as the governing body for the national game. With this in mind, the Scottish FA has taken initial steps towards establishing an appropriate scope and terms of reference for an independent review.

 

It is imperative  that we take the necessary time and guidance to ensure this review complements the work of Police Scotland, and focuses on processes and procedures in place both currently and historically in Scottish football.

 

Ultimately, we seek to reassure all those concerned by these allegations that Scottish football is a safe and enjoyable environment for children.

 

The initial scoping phase will take place with involvement from all stakeholders into the New Year, and once established we will comment further at the appropriate time.

 

Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive, said: “Police Scotland has reaffirmed that it is the investigatory authority regarding reports of child sexual abuse in football, and it is therefore crucial to draw the distinction between their ongoing investigation and what lessons football can learn from historic allegations.”

 


<< Back
Scotland on Social

Scotland on youtube

Go behind the scenes and get all the goals, highlights & features from the Scotland National Teams

SCOTLAND ON FACEBOOK
Get closer to the teams by liking Scotland on facebook

SCOTTISH FA ON TWITTER
Follow us on twitter for the most up-to-date news and features

RSS Feed

Familiar faces retur...Tue, 23 May 2017
Women's International Challenge matches   Scotland v Romania Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk Friday, 9 June 2017, kick ... Read More...
Scotland squad annou...Mon, 22 May 2017
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier Scotland v England Hampden Park, Glasgow Saturday, 10 June 2017, kick-off 5pm ... Read More...
Scotland squad for T...Wed, 17 May 2017
45th Festival International Espoirs - Toulon Tournament Wednesday, 31 May - Scotland v Czech Republic (Stade d'Honneur) ... Read More...
Peter Grant named as...Tue, 16 May 2017
Peter Grant will assist Scot Gemmill at this year’s Toulon Tournament and the forthcoming 2019 UEFA European Under ... Read More...
Euro 2017 preparatio...Mon, 15 May 2017
It has been confirmed that the Scotland women’s national team will play Romania, Sweden and Republic of Ireland in ... Read More...
Explore More...
adidas Vauxhall