Community Member Application

We’re so happy that you would like to join our community and become a part of The Sunflower Network via The Sunflower Directory. We’re about to take you through the verification process, which includes a series of questions about you, your work, your qualifications, your specialisms and other areas of best practice. You will also be required to provide supplementary documentation.

Due to our rigorous safeguarding and quality assurance processes, this will be thorough and can take some time to complete. Please allow up to 30 minutes.

To assist you, we have provided a list below of everything you’ll need to hand – please watch our video for further guidance.

Everything you will need


The qualifications you have obtained along with the dates awarded, training organisation and proof of certification.

Registration, Accreditations and Memberships

Evidence of your registration or accreditation to any Professional Standards Authority recognised Regulatory Body / Membership.

DBS & Professional Indemnity

Evidence of a current enhanced DBS check or online tracking number, along with evidence of current Professional Indemnity insurance.

Experience working with Children & Young people

You will need to provide proof of
200 hours of direct work with children & young people

You will also need to provide evidence of:

  • Ongoing CPD, including certificates of attendance.
  • Child protection and safeguarding training, including certificates of attendance.
  • Evidence of ongoing supervision or reflective practice (to be confirmed by your supervisor)
  • A professional reference for you and your work