An image of the GBM Stand at the LNER Stadium

Lincoln City Football Club and its staff are fully committed to the safeguarding and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults irrespective of age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity. 

We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone who has contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are dedicated to providing a positive environment and enjoyable experiences for children, young people and vulnerable adults and protecting them from harm. We expect everyone to share this commitment.


If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the club’s safeguarding team as follows:

Senior safeguarding manager (SSM)

Liam Scully

Chief executive officer

01522 880011 |

Club designated safeguarding officer (DSO)

Richard Parnell

Director of legal and football administration

07508 698127 |

Academy designated safeguarding officer (DSO)

Mark Johnson

Academy designated safeguarding officer

07948 726409 |

Women’s club welfare officer

Joanna Manning

07970 560430 |


EFL head of safeguarding

Alexandra Richards

Safeguarding manager

01772 325940 / 07792 284740 |

Lincolnshire County FA

Ben Pearce

Designated safeguarding and RESPECT lead officer

01522 596580 | /

Lincolnshire Customer Service Centre

Rachel Freeman

Head of service

01522 782111

Out of hours emergency

01522 782333


If you have concerns requiring the Police's immediate action, dial 999.


Copies of the Club’s safeguarding policies and procedures can be found HERE.