Safeguarding 202324


Cardiff City Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk who engage in Club organised activities.

The Club will strive to keep children and adults at risk safe and free from harm at Cardiff City Stadium, in our Womens and Girls Teams, our Academy and Community Foundation.

Our new Safeguarding Strategy for 2023-2026 will underpin everything we do across all areas of the Club to ensure that we are 'Making Every Contact Count'.

We will do this through strong leadership that will focus on:

•    Participant safety
•    Prioritising a positive experience
•    Measuring the effectiveness of our safeguarding approach

These elements work cooperatively with the English Football League (EFL) Safeguarding Standards.


Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policies & 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 EFL'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.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and all staff and volunteers have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk. The Club's Safeguarding policies can be accessed using the following links:

If you have a concern...

Cardiff City Football Club has staff 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 below:

Club Safeguarding Team

Head of Safeguarding: Rob Cronick
07872 147351


Disability Access Officer: Ben Jones

02920 643718

Stewarding and Event Manager: Tomos Nash

07712 300648

Academy Player Care Manager: Sarah Nightingale
07872 147436

Academy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Steve Pearce
07718 111630

Women and Girls Designated Safeguarding Officer: Iain Darbyshire
07935 077620

Community Foundation

Senior Safeguarding Manager: Roxanne Williams
07487 846778

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:

The English Football League (EFL) Safeguarding Team
Tel: 01772 325940

If the concern relates to conduct towards a child by a person employed in football, please contact:

The FA Safeguarding Team
Tel: 0800 169 1863

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 (MASH) – 02920 536490 (office hours)

Cardiff Adult Safeguarding Team – 02922 330888 (office hours)

Emergency Duty Team – 02920 788570 (out of office hours)