Reporting concerns

Maintaining a positive and safe environment at our club is not just the responsibility of the committee. Every player, parent/guardian and volunteer has a role to play in maintaining high standards.

When incidents occur that cause you concern it is important that you know how you can have these dealt with.

  • In the first instance please feel free to speak to the team manager or another team official, they may be able to quickly deal with general questions and minor concerns
  • You may speak to any member of the committee who will deal with it personally, if appropriate, or will bring it to the attention of the rest of the committee
  • You may choose to put your concern or complaint in writing and address it to the club committee
  • The Club Welfare Officers have a responsibility to deal with more serious matters. Parents may choose to contact them directly using the contact details below
  • If you have a concern about the behaviour of members of an opposition club please do not contact the opposition or league, this must be done by the club secretary

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).

Contact our club welfare officers

Richie Martin
Mobile number: 07711 007 795

Designated safeguarding email address:

Our welfare officers 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: Angela Forster

Telephone: 07458 043 678



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