Safeguarding - Useful Contacts

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

The FA CRC helpline 0845 210 80 80, option 1     Email:

Note this is also the email address to use if you wish to register for the online application service

The NSPCC helpline - 0808 800 5000 (24 hours) Text: 88858 Email:

Durham County FA -
0191 3872929

Deaf Users Text-phone: 0800 056 0566

Childline - 0800 1111 

Local Authority Services for Child and Adult Safeguarding

Children & Adults - 03000 26 79 79 24 hours a day

Children - 01325 742020
Adults - 01325 406111
Out of office hours contact - 08702 402994

Children & Adults - 01429 284284                                  Out-of-Hours 0870 240 2994

Children - 0191 433 2653
Adults - 0191 433 7033
Out-of-Hours service - 0191 4770844

South Tyneside
Children - 0191 424 5010
Adults - 0191 424 4049
Out-of-Hours service - 0191 456 2093

Children - 01429 284284
Adults - 01642 527764
Out-of-Hours service - 08702 402994

Children & Adults - 0191 520 5552


Durham & Darlington - 101 Non-emergency or Emergency999

Northumbria - 101 Non-emergency or Emergency – 999

Cleveland - 101 Non-emergency or Emergency – 999

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

- This charity website is designed for children and parents who are faced with dealing with bullying, giving practical advice and guidance. - Children's charity with national 24-hour telephone help line. Offers children the opportunity to talk in confidence. - Initiated by Avon and Somerset Police, Child-Safety aims to provide practical advice, promote safety and ensure that parents and organisations are made aware of the potential risks for children and young people when involved in travel, sport and organised groups. - The FA website, the Home of English Football. Access the latest child protection information. You may wish to return to the home page and click on Kids for more general information. - An online resource for children and teenagers who are having difficult life problems and do not know where to turn for help. - Charity for children that runs a helpline and training events and has collaborated on many child protection initiatives. 
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: - 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 - Specialist library catalogue of research, journal articles & other publications, latest child protection news, weekly e-mail summaries, online publication ordering, selective reading lists. - Kids Zone is a website designed for young people, where you can find out more about the NSPCC and learn about their work to help children. There's the latest on the FULL STOP Campaign and news about celebrity supporters. Kids Zone will be developed over the next few months. – 24 hour confidential support and help for those with any kind of personal problem. Backed up by an e-mail group, Befrienders (via, an International charity developing volunteer action to prevent suicide. The site features a comprehensive directory of emotional first aid help lines. - The UK's free online specialised child protection resource. A general list of 1,000 self-help organisations in the 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. - 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.

Other useful contact information can be found within the resources received as part of the Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officer Workshops.

The FA Safeguarding Children policy and Procedure document is available at the following link:

FA Criminal Record Checks
Safeguarding and Welfare Downloads
Safeguarding Children Contacts
FA Respect
FA Report Abuse