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Guardianships

Guardianships To Give Parents Security

Guardianships are an integral part of the UK study experience for many foreign pupils. An education guardian will act as a point of contact for both pupils and parents, organising things such as emergency care, travel and dealing with any additional pastoral issues. One of their most important duties is to provide suitable host families for your child while they are in the UK. This can take the form of full-time accommodation or simply providing holiday accommodation during breaks from boarding school. Either way, this is a vital function of an academic guardian and is one of the primary reasons why you should choose your guardianship organisation with care.

How An Education Guardian Will Protect Your Child’s Welfare

When a guardianship agency vets a potential host family, they put them through a series of rigorous checks to ensure their suitability. This process includes checking the records of the Disclosure and Barring Scheme to assess whether there are any reasons why your child should not be placed in their care. During the checks, the Children’s Safeguarding Authority records will also be consulted. It’s usual for professional and personal references to be seen to demonstrate suitability, and the host family will be visited in their home environment to ensure it is both comfortable and safe. Reputable guardianship and Aegis guardianship services recognise the value of the processes that allow them to place children in safe and secure host families. They will usually provide extensive information to all parties involved to guarantee that everyone knows the levels of service and expectations placed on them. They will also check on your child periodically to ensure that the living environment is proving to be comfortable. Where your child is placed will depend on several practical considerations. For instance, it is obviously preferable to have them situated as close to the school as possible. This will limit the amount of travel time your child has and, equally, reduce the costs of this travel time. However, this may not always be an option and good guardianship agencies will always explain why. Equally, the type of house your child is placed in will be dictated to by circumstances. You should, however, be able to state preferences on this aspect before the search begins. As ever, your requirements and your child’s needs should be at the centre of the process.

School Guardianship: What You Can Expect From Host Families

For a child, travelling to a foreign country in order to study can be a difficult experience. They need to know that they will be completely safe and will have a contact that can help them with any problems. Both the student and their parents need to trust any host family they are connected to and it must provide an environment where the child will thrive academically. However, there is more to guardianships than this. Reputable companies who supply educational guardianship recognise that studying in the UK can be a brilliant experience for the child in a way that stretches beyond academia. For this reason, your child will be encouraged to take part in activities with their host families, whether that’s a trip to the cinema or a visit to a sporting event or museum. Good host families want to ensure your child has an overall positive experience of the UK and will go out of their way to make them feel included in their household. This provides invaluable peace of mind to parents who don’t wish to send their child alone to a lonely location where their welfare may suffer. A good school guardianship scheme will make sure that host families provide internet access to facilitate regular contact between children and their parents. Studying in the UK is as much about cultural understanding, and this works both ways. Many host families are eager to learn about other cultures and will offer your child a hearty welcome. Academic Guardians UK an accredited organisation who provide guardianships in the UK.

Academic Guardians UK: Guardianships You Can Rely Upon

At Academic Guardians UK, we are aware of the great trust parents put in us every day. When you select an education guardian for your child you need to be assured that you are choosing the very best organisation available and we pride ourselves on exceeding expectations. Our guardianships locate the most suitable host families for your child and consult with you every step of the way. As a fully-accredited AEGIS provider, we will offer you exceptional service through your child’s period of study. Call us today to speak to someone directly or visit our website.

Testimonials

Dear Kelsey,
Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

2018-01-18T16:06:16+00:00

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

Dear Kelsey, Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.
Good morning Dawn & Andrew
I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted.
It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods.
This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity.
Have a lovely day

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

2018-04-27T13:03:08+00:00

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

Good morning Dawn & Andrew I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted. It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods. This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity. Have a lovely day
Dear Dawn,
Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

2018-04-27T13:03:53+00:00

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

Dear Dawn, Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.
Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians
Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home...
Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so.
I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future.
With warmest regards

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

2018-04-27T13:04:39+00:00

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home... Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so. I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future. With warmest regards
Dear AGUK,
Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

2018-04-27T13:05:31+00:00

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

Dear AGUK, Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!
Dear Georgie
Thank you for your letter.
I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

2018-04-27T13:06:14+00:00

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

Dear Georgie Thank you for your letter. I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!
Dear Academic Guardians
Thank you.
I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

2018-01-18T16:05:55+00:00

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

Dear Academic Guardians Thank you. I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.