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Safeguarding & Equality

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

Rob Cronick
T: 02920 643609
M: 07872 147351

Safeguarding Officers

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)

Cardiff City Football Club is committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect; by recognising inequalities exist; by taking steps to address them; and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.

Cardiff City Football Club's commitment is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We will ensure that we treat people fairly and with respect, and that we will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, our activities.

The content of this statement applies equally to the treatment of our staff, customers, supporters, clients, partners and suppliers and is fully supported by the Board of Directors of Cardiff Football Club. A copy of the Club’s Policy can be made available on request.

Diversity & Equality Survey

Collecting and monitoring equality and diversity data about our supporters is essential to understand more about our fanbase and ensure that the services that we provide are appropriate and relevant.

By completing our survey we will be able to fully understand where and how we can address under-representation and ensure that we provide opportunities for all of our local communities to get involved with the Football Club.

Please note that this survey should only be completed if you are aged 18 and over.

Supporters may complete our Diversity & Equality Survey here.


We are required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earning of men and women in our organisation.

Please find Cardiff City Football Club's 2017 Gender Pay Gap Report here.