Trauma Counselling Service to be Available for Scottish Football Abuse Victims

Fri 12th March 2021

Rangers Charity Foundation

Rangers Charity Foundation, with the support of Rangers Football Club, intends to create the ability for anyone who has suffered sexual abuse in Scottish Football to access specialist confidential counselling services.

This will be offered via the Foundation’s new appointment of a Trauma Counsellor who will also offer holistic counselling, advice and one-to-one support across a range of life-enhancing Foundation community programmes and activities to augment the Foundation’s service delivery and outcomes for young people and adults who may have experienced trauma and challenge.

Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, said: “Since the Rangers Charity Foundation was established in 2002, it has had a particular strength and track record in being able to change people’s lives for the better with both compassion and care. We look forward to doing whatever we can to help make sure that the people affected have access to the help they may need. 

We recognise the potential impact of this programme and the life changing benefits for those individuals who have been suffering pain and trauma as highlighted in the recent SFA report into non-recent sexual abuse in Scottish football. The opportunity to improve the life of another is motivation in itself to have this service in place and its ability to enhance the outcomes for people accessing wider Foundation programmes will be a wonderful new asset. We are grateful for the Club’s support in enabling this holistic service to be established.”

An announcement regarding the launch of the special counselling service will be made in due course, following the recruitment of our new Trauma Counsellor.