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KCS Membership

Any organisation with a commitment to safeguarding children can join our network.

Together we represent a powerful and growing global voice advocating for an end to child abuse in all organisations.

As a network, we actively support each other in advancing child safeguarding in our own organisations and networks, co-produce tools and resources, and share challenges, good practices and ideas, alongside the latest research and evidence.

We offer three levels of membership, Network Membership, Accredited Membership and Certified Membership. Read more about the benefits below.

Our global impact

Our growing network of 151 organisations helps protect over 100 million children from abuse in 182 countries in every sector and every region of the world.

Fee waiver programme

We offer free membership to organisations with small budgets, with priority given to organisations directly supporting children subjected to abuse, operating in low-income countries or in conflict or crisis situations.

Join as an independent safeguarding practitioner

Our independent practitioners network is open to individuals employed directly by an organisation or working as an independent child safeguarding practitioner.

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Network Member

  1. An independent confidential assessment to understand the needs of your organisation and how we can support you.
  2. An introductory webinar on child safeguarding, tailored to the needs of your organisation and open to all your staff.
  3. A review of your child safeguarding policy or guidance on creating a child safeguarding policy and an implementation plan to help you meet the International Child Safeguarding Standards.
  4. Ongoing coaching, mentoring and technical advice in English or Spanish.
  5. Urgent advice to help you manage child safeguarding concerns.
  6. Support on dealing with donor safeguarding requirements.
  7. Free safeguarding tools and templates.
  8. Free, priority invitations to all our conferences and other online events where you can have access to live talks and Q&A sessions presented by experienced practitioners, researchers and decision-makers from around the world.
  9. Discounted access to our online courses for international child safeguarding practitioners. Free for members whose fees are waived.
  10. Discounts on support and training services for your organisation.
  11. Access to our network forums, including the members WhatsApp group, our dedicated membership webinars and annual members meetings.
  12. A dedicated members-only newsletter.
  13. The opportunity to share your work and resources, across our social media, website, conferences and networking forums.
  14. Use of the KCS Network logo, to highlight your organisations commitment to protecting children from abusers.
  15. An annual review of membership benefits with a tailored plan to ensure we keep meeting your needs.

Accredited Member

KCS Network Members can demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding children by applying to become an Accredited Member.

KSC will review central level child safeguarding policies and procedures to assess how near or far an organisation is from meeting the International Child Safeguarding Standards.

If satisfactory evidence is provided, the organisation will be awarded Accredited Member status and will be entitled to use the KCS Accredited Member logo, for all communications highlighting that your organisation has taken significant steps to implementing child safeguarding.

Certified Member

Member organisations that meet the quality assurance requirements of the KCS Certification scheme will be awarded Certified Member status.

This rigorous 10-stage process offers external verification by practitioners that child safeguarding measures are ‘fit for purpose’ and the right to use the KCS Certified Member logo, a visible symbol of quality performance in child safeguarding.

Certified Membership includes all other member benefits and is the highest level of safeguarding assessment we provide.

Corporate Member

Corporate membership fees begin at GBP £10,000 and include all Network Membership benefits as well as a tailored package to meet your needs. Contact our membership team to discuss how we can help you.

Independent Practitioners Network Member

  1. Introductory confidential advice surgery session on any child safeguarding topic with a KCS child safeguarding adviser.
  2. Free, priority invitations to all our conferences and other online events where you can have access to live talks and Q&A sessions presented by experienced practitioners, researchers and decision-makers from around the world.
  3. Discounted access to our online courses for international child safeguarding practitioners.
  4. Discounts on support and training services.
  5. Access to our network forums, including the members WhatsApp group, our dedicated members-only webinars and annual members meetings.
  6. Access to our dedicated members-only newsletter.

Membership Fees

The annual membership fee for KCS members is listed below. The fees are dependent on your organisation’s annual income.

To become an Accredited Member, you should first apply to become a Network Member. Certified Membership fees can vary, as every certiifcation process is tailored to your organisation’s specific requirements.

Please note, membership of the KCS network does not offer an assurance that individuals are suitable to work with children. All organisations should carry out comprehensive background checks.

Annual income< 50k£50k – £500k£500k – £1 Mil£1 Mil – £5 Mil£5 Mil – £25 Mil> £25 Mil
Network MembersFree£200£300£500£700£1,500
Accredited MembersFree£300£600£1,000£2,100£3,100
Certified MembersPOA*POA*POA*POA*POA*POA*
Practitioners Network£175**
*POA=Price On Application **Introductory Fee

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