CSPN is a network of like-minded sending organizations and international schools who are willing to do whatever it takes to protect all children under our care. We have come together to encourage and challenge one other to always be moving toward better protecting our children. We are committed to working with each other to provide encouragement, resources, expertise, and connections to assist each other in creating safe environments for children in our organizations and schools.

One member located in a remote area of Europe puts it this way: 
”Up here,“ there is not much opportunity for sharing personally or profiting from the experience of others. That makes our membership with CSPN so valuable to me....Actually hearing and seeing so many passionate protectors of children is not only an invaluable resource of knowledge, but it also touches my heart.“

For those who wish to join this network, we strongly urge you to commit to the development, implementation, and review of child safety policies and protocols for your organization. CSPN Membership Requirements are as follows:

  1. Sign the CSPN Statement of Faith.  (Located in application)

  2. Secure buy-in from your agency/school leadership, in form of a Board minute (or letter from highest ranking officer in the agency/school) stating a desire for CSPN membership.

  3. Commit to the responsibilities of being an active member of the network:
    • Send representatives to attend the CSPN Annual Conference or Regional Conference (s).
    • Share resources through CSPN’s database.
    • Send at least one member to a CSPN training event within the first year of membership.
    • Be willing to serve on a committee, if requested.
  4. Pay the annual membership fee of $500. 

  5. Submit an application form, provided by the Child Safety Officer of the applying organization.

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues of $500 (USD) are collected in order to fund the activities of the CSPN. Invoices will be sent to member agencies on December 31 and are due the following January 31. This covers the membership for January 1 through December 31 of the upcoming year. New organizations applying between January 1 and June 30 will pay the $500 application fee at the time of application approval. Those applying between July 1 and December 31 will pay a prorated amount of $250 for the remainder of that calendar year.

**Important Note**

While many CSPN members receive valuable information at CSPN events and from other CSPN members about policies, procedures, and responses, CSPN is not responsible for the views of speakers or members, and does not, as an organization, review or provide input or take responsibilities for members’ policies, procedures, or responses.


 CSPN Membership Application