From your child’s perspective, a guardian will play many different roles. They will be a familiar voice at the end of a phone, and a familiar face when there is a problem. They will be someone who can listen, help and support at all times.
Your child’s guardian will quickly seem like any other family friend: someone who would do anything to help when their parents were away. Your child will know their guardian to be that person who can help fix those little problems which sometimes arise out of misunderstandings, or from cultural differences between home and the UK.
Your child will also feel comfortable going to them with their questions and concerns about school, work, house issues and everything else that goes through a child’s mind when they are far from home.
Some parents’ first instinct may be to appoint their friends, acquaintances and relatives as guardians in the UK. Whilst it is certain they will care deeply about your child, they may not always have sufficient knowledge of the British educational system and safeguarding, know how schools work and how best to communicate with them. If this friend gets ill or needs to go away on business or holiday, the child will be left with nowhere to go if he needs to leave the school in case of emergency.
At UK Study Centre we strongly believe that it is essential for the safety and well-being of your child that all students whose families live overseas have an officially appointed guardian resident in the UK with both the compassion to care for children’s well-being, and the knowledge to handle education-related matters.
We are proud to hold Gold Standard Accreditation from the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS), an organisation which ensures and promotes the welfare of students aged 18 years old and under studying in the UK. This is the most prestigious level confirming the highest standards of safeguarding and care in the guardianship of international students.
From our own experience of living in the UK, we appreciate that moving to a foreign country and changing schools can be a challenging and a potentially difficult experience for children.
We have over ten years of experience in helping children settle into their new life in the UK. We are flexible and accommodating, always on hand to answer any questions and manage any issues that may arise and ensure that problems are resolved as quickly as possible.
From a UK Home Office perspective, it is important that suitable care is provided for children under the age of 18 at all times when they are in the UK, and not just when they are in the care of their school.
It is important for us at UK Study Centre that we go above and beyond the official requirements. We know that a guardian will help your child settle into their school routine and give you peace of mind that your child is safe and being well cared for.
We know through experience that even the best behaved children occasionally get into situations where prompt involvement of a responsible adult is required.
Missed plane connections, lost passports, health issues, conflicts at school and urgently required travel visas – these are just some of the situations we come across in our daily work.
Our guardianship service provides total care package for your child from the first day of their stay in the UK and for the duration of their study period based on your needs:
The School Care Premium Guardianship package is a bespoke service designed to meet the requirements of overseas pupils boarding in the UK. The most comprehensive of our guardianship packages, Premium Guardianship entitles parents to year-round academic and pastoral support for their child, as well as a wide range of additional services, including a permanent telephone/internet connection with their designated guardian, translation services and up to three school visits per year.
The School Care Guardianship package is specifically designed for overseas pupils boarding in the UK who are not yet fully independent and require support throughout the year, and whose parents have a good understanding of English. The School Care Guardianship entitles parents to year-round academic and pastoral support for their child, as well as a wide range of additional services, including a permanent telephone/internet connection with their designated guardian and one school visit per year to attend a Parent Meeting.
The School Care Limited Guardianship package is specifically designed for overseas pupils boarding in the UK who are fully independent and whose parents have a good English. The most cost-effective of our guardianship packages, School Care Limited Guardianship entitles parents to year-round emergency support for their child, as well as accommodation and transport arrangements when necessary.
Call direct to speak to one of our guardianship consultants: 0203 397 7744 or WhatsApp 07730 132888.
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Visit us in our Highgate office: UK Study Centre, 44C Highgate High Street, London N6 5HX
Available 08.30 – 17.30 UK time.