South African Sport Under Scrutiny Over Handling Of Child Sexual Abuse Claims – Swimming In Focus

2020-11-13 Reading Time: < 1 minutes
Swimming S.O.S - photo by Craig Lord

A South African child protection agency has launched legal action to force swimming executives in the country to hand over to state authorities an independent investigator’s report into allegations of historic sexual abuse involving minors.

Leading figures in South African swimming have been accused of failing to report the abuse claims to the police, as required under the country’s sexual offences legislation.

  • Police launch inquiry over response to swimmers’ allegations
  • Head of Olympics committee says safeguarding ‘critical’

The story in full at The Guardian

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