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Support for abuse victims of Barry Bennell

Barry Bennell - pictured here in 1998 - has been jailed for 30 years for abusing boys. Credit: PA

Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for abusing young boys.

The former football coach will serve half his sentence in custody with the rest on licence, with an additional licence period of one year.

The 64-year-old had been convicted of 50 child sexual offences against 12 boys who he coached, which took place between 1979 and 1991.

One of his victims Micky Fallon from Plymouth, who was sexually abused as a child by Bennell, says he can now move on after justice has been served.

There are a number of organisations set up to help people who were abused by Barry Bennell or who indeed were abused as children.

The Offside Trust was set up by a number of players in the wake of the football abuse revelations. It is committed to supporting survivors and working to make sport safer for children.

It has two aims:

End abuse in sport, so kids can be kids

Support the healing journey of survivors of abuse

The NSPCC has set up a dedicated helpline for footballers who have experienced abuse as children. It is supported by the Football Association.

Staffed by independent, experienced NSPCC practitioners, the helpline offers support and guidance for those who've experienced childhood sexual abuse within the game.

  • You can ring the NSPCC football abuse helpline on 0800 023 2642

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales.

It was founded in 2001 to work with UK Sports Councils, National Governing Bodies, County Sports Partnerships and other organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.