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For nearly half a century we’ve helped thousands of churches, charities, and organisations like yours protect vulnerable people from harm and abuse. We’re currently trusted by over 10,000 members 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.

Membership is your gateway to a simple and easy way of creating safer places.

Here’s how Thirtyone:eight membership will help you:


  1. We will save you time

Membership is a one-stop shop for all things safeguarding. No more Googling legislation requirements, or creating resources for your teams. We have hundreds of resources, templates and ready-to-go forms available for you in our members portal.

We also offer online training and e-learning, which you can complete from the comfort of your own home, reducing the need for travel or overnight stays.

Our easy-to-use online DBS system allows your workers to apply for their DBS checks quickly and conveniently. You get real-time reporting on the status and results of checks meaning no delays in getting your workers started. We’ve also introduced online ID checks as part of our disclosure services meaning you get your results sooner!

And when you need an answer to something quickly, you have access to tailored support and our award-winning helplines, so there’s always someone to ask when you haven’t got time to find the answer yourself.


  1. We’ll get you started

Knowing what to do to safeguard your organisation can feel overwhelming. Membership means you have the help and resources you need to get started. We’ll help you understand the safeguarding requirements for your organisation, lead you through your disclosure checks and even suggest training you may want to complete.

Once your membership is activated you will receive a pack of resources in the post, and a welcome call from a member of the membership team. Plus you’ll receive 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.

Membership with us means everyone in your organisation gets the high-quality support they need. Plus we ensure you stay up-to-date and compliant with all the latest news and developments in safeguarding giving you complete peace of mind.


  1. We will save you money

We appreciate we’re not the only organisation you can use to complete DBS checks or safeguarding training, although research shows we are one of the least expensive organisations offering those services. What makes us unique is that we offer so much more than just a disclosure check or training. Our complete solution for members offers you access to over 200 resources in our knowledge hub, policy templates, unlimited resource downloads, access to our helpline and tailored support. This is an offer you would struggle to find anywhere else.

In addition, all our members get a 10% discount on our already competitively priced training (CPD accredited), and discounts on our consultancy.


  1. You’ll have support every step of the way

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:

The Membership team

Gina and Amanda are on hand to help you with any membership queries or issues.

New Members Clinics

When you join you’ll be invited to join a webinar with our team who will make sure you know how to access all the benefits of your membership and ask any questions you may have.

Safeguarding and Disclosures helplines

Our helplines recently won the national helplines award acknowledging our commitment towards high-quality support, whatever your question or situation. From DBS and Access NI support to safeguarding concerns or advice, we’re here to help!

Website resources

You will have access to a members portal, giving you access to hundreds of resources, templates, and reading materials 24/7.

Membership exclusive webinars

We invite our members to specialist webinars throughout the year, with expert speakers from the world of safeguarding. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions, and meet others in a similar role to you.


  1. We’ll keep you up to date

Staying on top of legislation or news in the safeguarding world can be tricky. Our specialist knowledge of faith and charity roles means we can help you stay legally compliant when applying eligibility rules to recruitment and checks. We also include access to our online interactive eligibility tool and eligibility eLearning.  

We will email you updates once a month with anything we think you need to know. You can even be featured in our member’s spotlight, allowing you to promote your organisation to over 10,000 other people.

We also produce Together Magazine twice a year as a member’s exclusive. The magazine is full of insightful and inspirational articles from people in and around the safeguarding world.

  1. You’ll have peace of mind

We are independent safeguarding experts. Thousands of individuals trust us with their safeguarding needs. We provided over 11,000 training places in 2023 alone, and have over 10,000 members. Thirtyone:eight membership puts you in expert hands, giving you peace of mind that you are adhering to an excellent standard to keep your organisation safe.

Our audits and checklists ensure that you are following the correct procedures, giving you confidence that you meet current safeguarding standards. Training courses are regularly updated, based on current legislation in each of the 4 nations, so you never have to worry that our advice is out of date.

Membership means you can rest, knowing you’re not alone,  as award-winning Disclosures and Safeguarding teams are only ever a phone call away.

Our membership is open to any organisation that wants to raise the standard of safeguarding in their organisation.

Join us today and create safer places for everyone.


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