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Welcome to the DSFA. We’re here to support you (and your children) on your postings and in the UK.

Whether you’re going overseas for the first time or settled into your retirement, there’s a membership option for you. Our mission is to inform, advise, connect and advocate on behalf of our community of partners and families of one HMG staff during their global lives.

 

Family

Types of Membership

Full member

FCDO  MEMBER

Partners of FCDO Officers, and single parent FCDO officers are eligible (subject to some limitations in the case of the latter) for our complete range of services. This includes access to our website and online Carousel magazine, private Facebook and WhatsApp groups, one-to-one DSFA Adviser support, as well as courses, workshops, coaching and some additional funding (see below). We also support and train CLOs at post, who are there to support you and your family.

While the DSFA is mainly funded by the FCDO we do rely heavily on member subscriptions to continue our work. So, if you are able to pay the annual subscription charge of £30 you will be helping the DSFA to continue our amazing work supporting families in their global lives.

For tax reasons we require members to have paid the annual subscription charge to access the following:

Ordinary member

PAG MEMBER

Partners of other government department officers posted overseas are eligible for the majority of the DSFA services. You can access our website and online Carousel magazine, private Facebook and WhatsApp groups, one-to-one DSFA Adviser support, webinars and courses. We also support and train CLOs at post, who are there to support you and your family at Post.

While the DSFA is mainly funded by the FCDO we do rely heavily on member subscriptions to continue our work. So, if you are able to pay the annual subscription charge of £30 you will be helping the DSFA to continue our amazing work supporting families in their global lives.

Some services, like the professional development grant, career coaching and language training are not available.

temporary member

ASSOCIATE  MEMBER

If you are the partner of a retired FCDO officer, or the widowed partner of an FCDO officer, you are still part of the DSFA community. Your £15 annual subscription allows you access to the Retired members WhatsApp group, website and Carousel magazine. You are also welcome to contact us for advice and support.