Our host families provide a very important service to our students. As well as representing UKG, they play a large part in ensuring the students have an enjoyable time in the UK, in a safe and supportive environment.
UKG have a number of host families with whom we place our students when schools are closed for half terms and exeat weekends, or long-term stays for day students. We match our host families and students as closely as possible in terms of the student’s requirements and interests.
We are always looking for new comfortable and safe homestays all around the UK, so if you would like to join us as a host family, please complete the form below.
The Next Step
Following receipt and review of the Application Form, we would like to arrange a meeting with you to tell you more about UKGuardianship and the students under our care. You will be given guidelines and information on the support you will receive.
In the meantime, please read our Homestay Handbook for more information about what is expected of you as a host family.
We require the following documents from host families before we can place any students with you:
- Passport copy of the main host
- Enhanced DBS Certificates (for all persons over 16 years of age living at the premises)*;
- Gas safe certificate issued in the past 12 months
- Safeguarding certificate issued in the last 3 years (we can send you an online safeguarding course to complete if necessary)
*If you are not signed up to the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) update service, we will need to apply for the DBS certificates on your behalf and the fee (approx. £50 per certificate) will be deducted from your first payment. Copies of the following documents will be needed: passport, driving licence, proof of address and National Insurance number.
We will arrange a visit to your house where we will meet the family, have a look around your house and discuss any questions you have about hosting or child safety. We will also check that you have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
You will also be asked to sign a contract and complete a self-declaration and medical declaration form.
Host family information may be requested by the parents of students seeking homestay arrangements for their child/children. Submitting the form above will confirm that you are happy for your details to be passed on to the parents. You can request a copy of this information from UKGuardianship.
Personal information of students placed with you may be sent to you in advance. Submitting the form above will confirm that you will store this information safely, you will never pass any details on to a third party and you will delete the data when it is no longer needed.