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Why membership?

For nearly half a century we’ve helped thousands of churches, charities, and organisations like yours protect children and adults from harm and abuse. We’re currently trusted by over 6,500 members across the UK who benefit from our complete range of award-winning safeguarding support.

Membership with us means everyone in your organisation gets the high-quality support they need. We have teams on hand to speak to, a host of resources, templates and materials, plus we ensure you stay up-to-date and compliant with all the latest news and developments in safeguarding.

For just £150 a year Thirtyone:eight membership is your gateway to a simple and easy way of creating safer places.


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Kate Sharma, Cinnamon Network

“Thirtyone:eight has become the go-to in the Christian sector when it comes to safeguarding. We heard about your brilliant work from so many other organisations - it was hard to ignore!” – Kate Sharma, Cinnamon Network

The benefits of membership:

We’ll save you time:

Membership has everything you need for safeguarding in one convenient place. Access hundreds of resources, templates, and ready-to-go forms in our members portal.
Our easy-to-use online DBS system lets your workers apply for checks quickly, with real-time updates and results. Plus, our online ID checks get you results even faster. We also offer online training and e-learning to save you travel time.

Need a quick answer? Our award-winning helplines are always here to help!

We’ll save you money:

While there are other places for DBS checks and safeguarding training, we're among the most affordable offering excellent value for money. What makes us unique is our complete solution with access to over 200 resources, policy templates, unlimited downloads, our helpline, and personalised support. It's an offer you won't easily find elsewhere.

Plus, members enjoy a 10% discount on our already competitively priced CPD-accredited training and consultancy services.

You’ll get peace of mind:

Safeguarding your organisation can feel overwhelming but with Thirtyone:eight membership, you’re in expert hands. We provide everything you need to meet high standards and keep your organisation safe. From guiding you through safeguarding requirements and disclosure checks to suggesting helpful training, we've got you covered.

Our members often say the most valuable part of their membership is not feeling alone. Being a safeguarding lead can be a complex role, often misunderstood by others. We’re here to make sure you never feel alone.

By becoming a member you’ll have access to:
• Tailored support
• New member’s clinics
• Award-winning Safeguarding and Disclosures helplines
• Online members portal and knowledge hub
• Membership exclusive webinars

We specialise in faith and charity roles, helping you stay legally compliant with recruitment and checks. Members get access to our online eligibility tool and eLearning, plus monthly email updates and a chance to be featured in our member spotlight, promoting your organisation to over 6,000 people. You can also enjoy our bi-annual Together Magazine, packed with inspiring and practical articles.

Your membership also gives peace of mind to your team, staff, volunteers, and supporters. Display our 'members mark' to show everyone that you take safeguarding seriously.


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Team at Cinnamon Network

Cinnamon Network

"When it comes to safeguarding, we can’t get complacent. You make it really easy. In a sense, Thirtyone:eight is like that faithful friend who you might not speak to in ages, but you can rely on when you need them."

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Phil Loose, Spring Harvest

Spring Harvest

“Our 23 year partnership with Thirtyone:eight provides us with safeguarding professionals who understand the context of our event. Partnering with them equips us to help those most at risk of harm to find positive transformation in their lives.” - Phil Loose, CEO

What's included?

Knowledge hub

Over 200 pages of safeguarding information and advice for an unlimited number of people in your organisation giving answers to all the common safeguarding questions.

Helpline advice

Tailored expert support from our Award-winning Safeguarding and Disclosure helplines, plus our dedicated membership team on-hand to answer any questions or concerns.

Online portal

Our easy-to-use online member portal allows you to manage your membership, update contact details, and book training via our award-winning learning platform.

Resources library

Unlimited downloads from our online Resource Library full of ready-to-use forms, checklists and policy templates so you have everything you need to get up and running.

Member discount

Discounts on all our safeguarding products and services including our CPD accredited training webinars and elearning, safeguarding audits, and consultancy helping you stay fully compliant.

Tailored support

Access to our 12-month packages of safeguarding support tailored to your specific setting through an annual service agreement with your own dedicated account manager.

Disclosure checks

Our leading Disclosure service will process your criminal record checks (DBS/Access NI), including digital ID checks. We offer on-hand guidance for assessing eligibility and dealing with criminal records information.

Trusted updates

A bi-annual magazine plus monthly email updates and member-only events will help you stay informed of the latest legislation and best practice - all jargon free!

Peace of mind

Complete peace of mind that you have our team of independent and caring safeguarding experts by your side to support with any issues, however big or small, when they arise.

Who is membership for?

Thirtyone:eight membership is for any organisation or individual who need to ensure a high standard of safeguarding practice. This might include (but is not limited to):

  • Charities and non-profits
  • Churches and faith groups
  • Educational or academic organisations
  • Community and activity groups
  • Businesses
  • Healthcare providers
  • Sports Clubs and Associations
  • Youth groups


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“You come away knowing you have addressed every aspect of safeguarding, making sure you have good policies and procedures in place. It also gives you external validation and assurance that your safeguarding practices are effective.” 

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Become a member today!

An annual Thirtyone:eight membership costs just £150 per year. 

To become a member first create a user login for the website, then you can apply for your membership.


Once your membership is activated you will receive:

  • A membership pack full of resources via post.
  • A welcome call from a member of our team.
  • An invitation to one of our new member's webinars, which are a great opportunity to ensure you know how to access all of your member benefits and ask any questions you may have.


If you have questions or want to speak to someone to discuss membership call our membership team on 0303 003 1111 option 5 or email us on [email protected]

We're in the top 100!

Thirtyone:eight has been featured in the Memberwise Influence 100 List, a ranking of the UK's top 100 most influential membership organisations.

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What our members say

"Thirtyone:eight have been such a huge help this past year - from helping us understand safeguarding and what we need in place starting up as a new charity, to giving us advice, providing training and reviewing our policy, the service has been outstanding."

“It is important to us to be able to direct people, including those who could be victims of historic abuse, to professional, knowledgeable, qualified experts, with wide experience.” 

"Thirtyone:eight is definitely an organisation that the UK church needs now and in the future." 

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