• Billingham United is now an FA Charter Standard club!!

BUFC Club Welfare


Billingham United Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s (The FA) Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures that can be found at www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/policy-downloads

Our Club Welfare officer is Mathew Martin, if you have any concerns regarding any member of Billingham United please contact Mathew, on 07545 843849 or alternatively, Email: committee@billinghamunited.co.uk

Every concern reported will be dealt in accordance with The Football Association’s (The FA) Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures and if necessary advice will be sought from Durham County FA who we are affiliated to. If you believe your concern has not been dealt with in an appropriate way you can also contact Durham County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer Richard Hughes. Richard can be contacted on 0191 3872929 (Option 3) or alternatively, Email: Richard.Hughes@DurhamFA.com

FA Whistle-Blowing

Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it.

Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA's safeguarding team, or via email on safeguarding@TheFA.com


Club Welfare Poster