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 would also like to see the accommodation (please ensure you have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors), and take copies of the following documents:
- Photo ID for each adult living in the house
- Insurance Certificate(s)
- Gas Safe Certificate
- Original DBS Certificates (for all persons over 16 years of age living at the premises);
- If a new DBS check is required on any adult, copies of the following documents will be needed: Passport, Driving Licence and National Insurance Number
- Child protection training (we will send you more information)
UKGuardianship is fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the data protection act 1998 and the Independent commissioner’s Office. Therefore, procedures will be followed which ensure that all employees who have access to any personal data held by the company are fully aware of and adhere to their duties under the data protection act 1998 and the ICO. Personal information will be stored securely, ensuring that any information kept is adequate, relevant and dealt with appropriately and kept for no longer than its intended use. 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.