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Safeguarding at Exeter City AFC

 Safeguarding Team

Paul Farley

Senior Safeguarding Manager (Director)

Match day Safeguarding/Child Protection

T: 01392 411 243



Scott Walker

Club Welfare Officer/DBS Verifier

T: 01392 255611



Tim Legg

Academy Education

Designated Safeguarding Officer (Academy)

T: 01395 232 784


Danny Harris

City Community Trust

Designated Safeguarding Officer

T:  01392 255 611



Richard Brown

Academy Coach

 Academy Verifier

T:01395 232 784




Please contact reception with emails for anyone at Exeter City Football Club and your emails will be forwarded to the relevant parties.


External Contacts

If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact the club or County FA designated safeguarding officer, you can call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care in your area.

If you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in an online environment, you can report a concern about child sexual abuse or online exploitation to the CEOP safety centre. All reports are assessed and responded to by CEOP's specialist Child Protection Advisors. If a police response is necessary, it would be conducted in partnership with your local police force.

The following are


In case of emergency call 999


24-hour helpline

0808 800 5000

The following is a specific helpline that the FA has commissioned the NSPCC to set up to help people to come forward  

0800 023 2642

Local Authority Designated Officer

01392 384964

Devon FA
Matthew Hodgson
County Welfare Officer

We want you to feel confident in football and to know that your child will have fun and be safe.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Non-action is not an option.

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