Thursday, 13 April 2017 / Published in Abuse News, Child Abuse
Operation Hydrant, the specialist unit set up to investigate allegations of child abuse at football clubs, continues to receive new referrals as the extent of the scandal continues to grow. Since former footballer Andy Woodward came forward and disclosed the abuse he suffered as a young footballer at the hands of a coach, Operation Hydrant
Thursday, 23 March 2017 / Published in Abuse News
Football Abuse
Following his call for the FA to support smaller clubs that may not have the resources to cover compensation claims for historic abuse, Peter Garsden – President of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers – has established a petition to broaden the reach of his appeal. The petition calls on the FA and its membership
Thursday, 09 March 2017 / Published in Abuse News
Speaking after former football coach Barry Bennell was charged with eight further counts of non-recent child sexual abuse, leading child abuse lawyer Peter Garsden – who is head of one of the country’s largest specialist abuse departments at Simpson Millar LLP – is calling for the FA to offer clubs indemnity to ensure that abuse
Monday, 06 February 2017 / Published in Abuse News
abuse inquiry
After being granted core participant status into the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) family members of the late Lord Janner have claimed that they will try to undermine the abuse inquiry from within. Responding to the decision, Peter Garsden – who is representing a group action against Lord Janner and Leicestershire County Council