Heaton Hawks FC takes safeguarding and child welfare very seriously

We take our responsibilities towards the welfare of young people in football very seriously and require everyone within the club who has significant contact with children to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (which has replaced the CRB check). We have policies and procedures in place to ensure their is a very clear reporting line in place and to ensure we comply with all current legislation.

Contact our club welfare officers

Child Welfare Officer – Richie Martin
Mobile number: 07711 007 795

Child Welfare Officer – Lindsay Claber
Mobile number: 07557 124 720

Designated safeguarding email address:

Our welfare officers are responsible for managing and reporting concerns about children and for putting procedures in place to safeguard children within the club. Richie and Lindsay are part of a chain of support across the region which comprises of League Welfare Officers, these all in turn have the support and guidance from the Northumberland FA County Welfare Officer.

If you have any concerns please contact one of the welfare officers using the details above.

Other welfare contacts

County Welfare Officer – Gill Shields
Email address:
Mobile number: 07458 043 681

Football Association – safeguarding
Email address:
Telephone: 0845 210 8080