“There was no excuse” – a long-awaited report finds “significant institutional failings” at the FA between 1995 and 2000 left some children unsafe.
“Significant institutional failings” by the Football Association meant it “did not do enough to keep children safe” – according to the findings of an independent review into historical child sexual abuse in the game.
It found the FA was “too slow” to have sufficient protection measures in place between October 1995 and May 2000.
It said there was no evidence the FA knew of a problem before summer 1995.
The report focused on the abuse of children between 1970 and 2005.
Sheldon’s review has made 13 safeguarding recommendations, and he said: “Understanding and acknowledging the appalling abuse suffered by young players in the period covered by the review is important for its own sake.
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