Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students.
AEGIS was created to ensure that international students who are under 18 and studying in the UK are being looked after properly. Their main purpose is to safeguard the welfare of international students studying at schools, colleges and universities in the UK, making them feel safe, welcome and cared for. Therefore, AEGIS has strict guidelines for its accredited guardianship organisations to follow and organises workshops and conferences to promote best practice.
UKGuardianship has been accredited by AEGIS since 2016 and is fully accredited to gold standard. Below is the summary statement from our most recent inspection in 2021:
“UKGuardianship (UKG), is a well-established organisation run by a highly professional team. They are very successful in meeting their aim to ensure all students have a safe and enjoyable time in the UK while reaching their full academic potential. UKG continuously seeks ways to sustain its high levels of provision, and retain its AEGIS gold accreditation.”
The full report overview from the Lead Inspector can be viewed on our AEGIS Report 2021 page.
Boarding Schools’ Association
The BSA is the largest association of boarding schools in the world; it champions boarding and promotes boarding excellence. Their Certiﬁed Guardian Scheme is an assurance of professional quality and provides assurance to schools that they are dealing with educational guardians who have the highest standards in the safeguarding of children, safer recruitment and training of staﬀ and host families, and careful liaison with parents and schools.
UKGuardianship has been a BSA Certified Guardian since 2020. Below is the summary statement from our inspection:
“UKGuardianship’s (UKG) friendly and dedicated professional team are committed to working closely with students, parents, schools and agents in order to develop and maintain excellent relationships. UKG staff have extensive knowledge about international students studying in the UK, have a positive and proactive approach to their Guardianship work and are focused on providing the best service to all their partners and students. Their policies and procedures are of a high standard, regularly reviewed and updated.”