Falkirk Football Club welcomes the publication of the Independent Review into sexual abuse which is a thorough piece of work that everyone involved in Scottish football should reflect upon. We stand ready to work with the Scottish FA to ensure that the report’s recommendations are delivered upon to ensure all of our footballers are able to learn and develop in a safe and positive environment.
Our engagement with the Review centred around an individual who was employed for a short period with Falkirk FC in 2004. None of the admissions or allegations made against this individual relate to his short time with Falkirk FC nor did his role fall under the scope of disclosure checking as highlighted in the report. We have however strengthened our recruitment and due diligence processes and will ensure these are closely monitored to maintain appropriate and best practices.