Helpline for Victims of Abuse in Football

19th January 2017
Helpline for Victims of Abuse in Football

IMPORTANT FA STATEMENT - NSPCC and the FA launch dedicated helpline for victims of abuse in football


Given the serious information that continues to come to light regarding child abuse in football, The FA has commissioned a dedicated NSPCC helpline for adults who were victims of sexual abuse in childhood within the football industry.

The launch of the free, independent helpline follows former footballers Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Paul Stewart bravely speaking out about the abuse they suffered as young footballers.

Staffed by independent, experienced NSPCC professionals, the helpline will offer support and guidance for adults who were victims of childhood sexual abuse within the game at all levels from grassroots to Premier League and is a safe space for any further whistleblowing.

The helpline will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.