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What Can Parents Do to Protect the Welfare of Children in Football?


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 22 Dec 2016   Posted by Malcolm Cox

The recent revelations of abuse within every level of football have shone a light on the welfare of children and vulnerable adults within the game. It is blatantly clear that hundreds of children have been failed by the system over the years, and the responsibility rests on everyone’s shoulders...

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Pressure on FA to Reform Could Revolutionise Grassroots Football


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 15 Dec 2016   Posted by Malcolm Cox

If a CEO or an executive board member were to deliver a bad performance, the chances are they’d be fired. If you were to fail in your most basic of duties at work, you’d probably face the axe too. So why do the faceless FA board members, who are ultimately responsible for the grassroots game...

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The FA Launches New Child Abuse Helpline


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 15 Dec 2016   Posted by Malcolm Cox

The sex abuse scandal that has enveloped British football in recent weeks has shone a light on how vulnerable our youngsters can be. We often entrust virtual strangers with the wellbeing and safety of our children, yet we usually know very little about the coaches and administrators who are crucial...

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Child Welfare in Football: The FA’s Safeguarding Guidelines


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 08 Dec 2016   Posted by Malcolm Cox

In light of recent developments in relation to the sexual abuse of young footballers in the UK, it is incumbent on all coaches and football administrators to ensure their club is safeguarding the children it is responsible for. In reality, the safety and well-being of children playing the game...

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