Cardiff City FC Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who engage in Foundation organised activities.

Whether it is at the Stadium, the House of Sport or the out in the community, the Foundation will strive to keep children and vulnerable adults safe and free from harm.

The Foundation 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 Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures
The Foundation 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 other vulnerable groups. If you require a full version of the Foundation’s Safeguarding policies, you can contact the Foundation’s Safeguarding Lead Safeguarding Manager (see contact details below).

If you have a concern

The Foundation has a number of people trained and ready to deal with matters of abuse, harassment or bullying involving vulnerable groups. If you have a concern about your own safety or the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult who engages in Club activities, you can speak to one of the Safeguarding Team:



Dawn Williamson – Designated Safeguarding Officer


Simon Stephens – Foundation, Director of Sport & Health – Safeguarding Lead

T: 029 2064 3623

M: 07703 883378

Email: [email protected]

M: 07580 380414

Email: [email protected]

Steve Ellis – Education & Welfare Manager

Matthew Griffiths – Academy Safeguarding Officer

M: 07709 406062

Email: [email protected]                      

M: 07872 147436        

Email: [email protected]  

Joel Hutton – Women’s Team Safeguarding Officer 

Adam Gilliatt – Disabled Liaison Officer/Match Day Safeguarding Officer

M: 07709 406071

Email: [email protected]

T: 029 2064 3652

Email: [email protected]

Cardiff Social Care Services – Children’s Care Services

Cardiff Social Care Services - Protection of Vulnerable Adults

029 2053 6490 (Office hours)

029 2078 8570 (Emergency Duty Team – Out of office hours)

029 2233 0888 (Office hours)

029 2078 8570 (Emergency Duty Team – Out of office hours)

If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult you can also contact:

The Police/Ambulance Service – (Dial) 999

The NSPCC Child Line – 08001111

Cardiff Social Care Services

Children’s Access Point – 029 2053 6490 (office hours)

Protection of Vulnerable Adults – 029 2233 0888 (office hours)

Emergency Duty Team – 029 2078 8570 (out of office hours)