All our activities are governed by national government legislation and rules outlined by the Football Association, The FA Premier League and are monitored by Wes Hughes, Safeguarding Services Manager, who is currently tasked to ensure our compliance to all these requirements.

The Safeguarding Services Manager is available to discuss any part of the safeguarding procedures should anyone wish to do so.

Access to the complete safeguarding policy and procedures can be arranged at a suitable time in liaison with the Safeguarding Services Manager. In addition, Birmingham City Football Academy has developed specific codes of conduct to ensure all staff at the Club, and service users are aware of their responsibilities.

Please give us your full support to help prevent risk to all young people and vulnerable adults involved in any activity with Birmingham City FC.

1. Please report any cause you may have to any member of staff.
2. Feedback in relation to your concern can be requested from Wes Hughes, Safeguarding Services Manager.

In light of publicity about sexual abuse in football, the FA, EFL and Premier League have agreed to support victims and raise awareness.

As a Club, Birmingham City FC is right behind this initiative.

The FA has commissioned a helpline in conjunction with the NSPCC for individuals who were victims of sexual abuse in childhood within the football industry. The number is 0800 023 2642.

Additionally, if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you or a young person online, please click here to make a report. 

If you are unsure of to whom to report your concerns please contact Wes Hughes for advice. He can be contacted on 07843 419222 or by email at

To download the full version of the Club’s 2019/20 safeguarding policy, click here.