Durham FA Girls Player Development Centre

Safeguarding Contacts

Useful contacts
Local Contact details for Club Welfare Officers and Youth League Welfare Officers regarding Child and Adult Safeguarding concerns.

Social Care and Health Services

Durham County 
0845 850 5010 (8am-8pm Mon to Fri and 
9am-1pm Saturday) 
Out-of-Hours service on same number 

01325 346200
Out-of-Hours service: 08702 402994

Customer Services: 01429 266522
Child & Adult Services: 01429 523390 
Out-of-Hours: 0870 240 2994 

Children’s Services: 0191 433 2653 (Office hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-5pm)
Children’s Services: 0191 477 0844 (Out of hours, at night, at weekends and bank holidays) 
Adult Services: 0191 433 7033 (24hrs/ 7 days per week)

South Tyneside
Children’s Services: 0191 424 5010 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm)
Children’s Services: 0191 456 2093 (Outside of the above time)
Adult Services: 0191 424 6000 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 5pm) 
Adult Services: 0191 456 2093 (Outside of the above office hours)

Children’s Services: 01642 130080 (Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm)
Children’s Services: 08702 402994 (For outside office hours)
Adult Services: 01642 527764 (Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm)
Adult Services: 08702 402994 (Outside of the above time)

Customer Services: 0191 520 5555
Children’s Services: Together for Children on 0191 561 7007 (available 8.30am to 5:15pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am to 4.45pm Friday)
Children’s services: 0191 566 1500 
Childrens Services: 0191 520 5552 (Out of hours)
Adult’s Services 0191 5618934 or 0191 5618936 (8.30am to 5:15pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am to 4.45pm Friday)
Adults Services: 0191520 5552 (Out of hours)


Durham/Darlington: 101 Emergency – 999 

Northumbria: 101 Emergency – 999 

Cleveland: 101 Emergency – 999 

Get in touch

Richard Hughes 

Richard Hughes
Designated Safeguarding Officer

T: 0191 3872929 (Option 1 then Option 1)

If you are reporting a safeguarding concern please email Safeguarding@DurhamFA.com.

If you would like to contact Richard regarding general safeguarding information please email Richard.Hughes@DurhamFA.com

General Numbers for Advice

FA CRC Enquiry line
– email FAchecks@TheFA.com or 0845 210 8080

FA/NSPCC Helpline – 24 hours a day 0808 800 5000
Deaf Users Text-phone: 0800 056 0566

Childline 0800 1111

Relevant Websites

www.bullying.co.uk - This charity website is designed for children and parents who are faced with dealing with bullying, giving practical advice and guidance.

www.childline.org.uk - Children's charity with national 24-hour telephone help line. Offers children the opportunity to talk in confidence.

www.kidscape.org.uk - Charity for children that runs a helpline and training events and has collaborated on many child protection initiatives.

www.anncrafttrust.org - The website of the Ann Craft Trust, a national association which deals with the protection of learning disabled adults and children from sexual abuse. It also provides support for families and survivors. The Ann Craft Trust, Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Tel: 0115 951 5400
Fax: 0115 951 5232
E-mail: ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk - Britain's largest children's charity and a prime mover in the development of child protection services for sport. They run a 24-hour telephone helpline. The NSPCC National Training Centre houses a staffed Child Protection in Sport Unit, with multi-agency backing (see www.sportprotects.org.uk).

www.nspcc.org.uk/inform - Specialist library catalogue of research, journal articles & other publications, latest child protection news, weekly e-mail summaries, online publication ordering, selective reading lists.

www.samaritans.org.uk – 24 hour confidential support and help for those with any kind of personal problem. Backed up by an e-mail group, Befrienders (via www.befrienders.org), an International charity developing volunteer action to prevent suicide. The site features a comprehensive directory of emotional first aid help lines.

www.self-help.org.uk - The UK's free online specialised child protection esource. A general list of 1,000 self-help organisations in the UK.

www.sportprotects.org.uk - The Child Protection in Sport Unit's (CPSU) website, a registered charity funded by the NSPCC and Sport England. Designed for use by anyone involved in sport or child protection, it is informative with sections on Home, Parents, Children, Organisations and Professionals.

www.sportscoachuk.org - Sports Coach UK (previously known as The National Coaching Foundation) is committed to the development of coaches and coaching at every level in the UK. They provide workshops and resources to guide the coaching of young players and safe and ethical sports practice