Cardiff City Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk who engage in Club organised activities.
Whether it is at the Stadium, the Academy or the Cardiff City FC Foundation, the Club will strive to keep children and adults at risk safe and free from harm.
The Club takes its responsibilities seriously in this area and we are committed to:
- Getting the right people involved through safe recruitment and training.
- Creating a safe environment for all visitors, participants and staff.
- Having and promoting clear systems to deal with any issues or concerns.
Safeguarding Children and ‘Adults at Risk’ Policies and Procedures
The Club has in place comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures for all staff and volunteers, which meet the requirements of The Premier League Rules, The Football League's guidance on Safeguarding Children and Young People, The FA Safeguarding Children Rules and Government legislation. The Club adheres to Affiliated Football’s policies and procedures for safeguarding. For further information, click here.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all staff and volunteers have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk. If you require a full version of the club's Safeguarding policies, you can contact the Club Head of Safeguarding (see contact details below).
If you have a concern
Cardiff City Football Club has a number of people trained and ready to deal with matters of abuse, harassment or bullying involving Children and Adults at Risk. If you have a concern about your own safety or the safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk who engages in Club activities, you can speak to one of the Safeguarding Team:
Head of Safeguarding
T: 02920 643609
M: 07872 147351
Matthew Griffiths – Cardiff City FC Academy
M: 07872 147436
Jody Parry – Cardiff City FC Foundation
T: 02920 231212
Adam Gilliatt – Disability Access Officer
T: 02920 643652
If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk, please call 999 and speak to the police.
Other External Key Contacts:
NSPCC 24-hour Help Line - 0808 800 5000
NSPCC Child Line – 0800 1111
South Wales Police - 101 (Non-Emergency Number)
Cardiff Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub – 029 2053 6490 (office hours)
Adult Safeguarding – 029 20338439 (office hours)
Emergency Duty Team – 029 2078 8570 (out of office hours)