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Statement - Publication of the Sheldon Report

The Isle of Man Football Association welcomes the publication of Clive Sheldon QC's report into non-recent child sexual abuse in football, published by The FA, here.

The review was commissioned by The FA in December 2016, following the disclosures of abuse in the media by former footballers.  

Survivors are central to the Report which includes a number of survivor accounts.  The executive summary from the Report notes that during the review Clive Sheldon’s team had the full cooperation of The FA, the Premier League, EFL, all County FAs and all impacted Clubs.  

Following the disclosures, a significant number of criminal processes have taken place, several leading to criminal convictions and some to lengthy custodial sentences for individual perpetrators.  

You can read The FA’s statement here.

For general information about safeguarding in football in 2021 please go to www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding.

For safeguarding in the Isle of Man click here. Our Designated Safeguarding Officer is Steve Goldsmith, who can be contacted via email steve.goldsmith@isleofmanfa.com or on 01624 649394.

For any queries about the Report, including if you are a survivor affected by the Report, please email FASheldonReport@TheFA.com