Heaton Stannington Football Club have a role and responsibility to promote, support and safeguard children’s wellbeing. Ensuring a child’s wellbeing includes celebrating when things have gone well, understanding a child’s circumstances and forming positive relationships.

To ensure we can respond to situations when a child needs help or support, we must understand their rights and the meaning of wellbeing. We must also recognise the risks that exist for children undertaking sports and activities and therefore put in place a range of safeguards that minimise these risks.

It is necessary for this understanding and the appropriate processes to be in place if ever a child’s wellbeing or need for protection is identified as a concern. Heaton Stannington Football Club can then respond and support any child who needs help, informing the relevant agencies and organisations.

Our policies, procedures and safeguards, as well as training, give us the confidence and support needed to fulfil our role and responsibility to keep children safe.

If you have a concern about a child’s wellbeing at Heaton Stannington Football Club, please contact us at If you have an immediate concern for the safety of a child then please contact the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Our Safeguarding culture is a vital part of all our interactions and engagement with children, young people and protected adults.


Our Safeguarding Policy can be read by clicking on the below link:

Our full list of policies can be found on the Juniors Hub here:


Our Safeguarding Team Leads are given below:

Heaton Stannington Seniors
Club Welfare Officer
Heaton Stannington Juniors
Club Welfare Officer
Board Safeguarding Champion
Scott Lyndon
Neil Drummond (Assistant)
Jamie Buttrick
Scott Lyndon


Our Club Safeguarding Risk Assessment can be reviewed at the following location:


The FA Safeguarding Pages –

The NSPCC Helpline and Childline details (tel 0808 800 5000) –

CEOP Online Safety Centre –

ChildLine 24-hour helpline (tel 0800 1111)

Kidscape (dealing with bullying),

Staying safe online

Mental health and wellbeing

Child Protection in Sport Unit

Samaritans – 

Sporting Chance

Youth Problem Gambling