NSPCC football sex abuse helpline gets more than 860 calls in first week

• ‘Staggering surge’ in contact to service that launched on 23 November
• Referrals to police or children’s services exceed same period in Savile scandal

Referrals from calls to a dedicated football abuse hotline more than tripled the amount made in the first three days of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the NSPCC has...