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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Safe Families.

Please complete the following information and one of our team will be in touch soon.

Personal Details

e.g. he/she/they, the words that substitute for your name.

Hosting: Caring for children your own home for a short spell (overnight hosting).

Befriending: Befriending and supporting struggling parents and/or offering day-time only care of children.

Providing Resource: Supporting families by providing useful goods or skills.

Praying: Sign up to receive our monthly prayer newsletter and join us in praying for the work of Safe Families.

Financial Support: Giving monthly to the work of Safe Families is the best way to support us financially. Just £10 per month can support a family for a year. Tick this option and we'll send you details of how to set up a monthly donation.

Your Referees

Please provide details for three independent referees. Each referee should have known you for at least 2 years and not be members of your family. We cannot accept more than two referees who know you from one place i.e. church.

Please enter a first name, last name and either a telephone number or email address. You can opt to leave this information blank for the moment but it will speed up the process if you provide them now.

Referee 1's Details (Church/Community Leader)

Referee 2's Details (Employer/Colleague)

Referee 3's Details (Friend)


*Historic and/or current offences may or may not have a bearing upon the application depending on the category, date and mitigating circumstances.

Please click here to read our policy statement on the recruitment of staff and volunteers exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This volunteer position may require an enhanced DBS disclosure (PVG check in Scotland, AccessNI in Northern Ireland). By signing this form you agree to undergo this essential screening process. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar. A copy of our Rehabilitation of Offenders policy statement is available on request from If applying in Northern Ireland, the application to AccessNI is governed by the AccessNI Code of practice which can be found here

I confirm that I am not barred from working with children/vulnerable adults. I declare that the information given here is correct to the best of my knowledge and understand that the withholding of relevant information or the giving of inaccurate information may jeopardise my application.

In order to process your application we will need to store your data electronically. It will be stored and processed in accordance with the Safe Families privacy policy. You can read the policy here. Please only submit this form if you agree to us holding this data.

If you have any queries please call 0333 4141488

Safe Families adheres to the AccessNI Code of Practice, a copy of the policy is available on request or providing the following link. https:/

(OPTIONAL) Other Household Member That Would Like To Volunteer

If you have another member of your household that is 18 or older and would like to volunteer, you can enter their details here. They will be sent an application form link via email that will ask for their details and referees but link them to you on our system and so not need to ask for address.

Please enter a first name, last name, email and their relationship to you.