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AEGIS currently has 80 school/college members. AEGIS membership reassures overseas parents that standards of guardianship and welfare are taken seriously and are of an accredited standard. Benefits include:

  • Guidelines for School Guardianship Policy
  • Legal Framework regarding responsibilities of the school, educational guardian and homestay
  • Discounted rates at AEGIS events and associated events
  • Your school profile listed and promoted on our website and in AEGIS literature, available for overseas families choosing a UK school/college
  • A network of colleagues & professionals familiar with educational guardianship


By recommending our accredited Guardianship Organisations you can be sure that your pupils are in the care of Guardianship Organisations which:

  • have passed a full inspection of all aspects of their care of students and their business practices, including finances. These inspections are carried out by experienced Ofsted and ISI fully trained Inspectors;
  • have the support of the BSA, HMC, GSA, SHMIS, SBSA, IAPS, ISA, the Independent Schools Council, the British Council, Social Services, the DfE, the BIS and Child Safe
  • are run by professionals experienced in both childcare and education;
  • are fully insured and comply with British law, Social Service and the National Boarding Standards requirements;
  • maintain contact at all times with the overseas parent, the school, the child and will attend Parent-Teacher meetings;
  • have a member of staff contactable 24 hours a day, ready to deal with all problems;
  • have appropriate comprehensive guidelines on care, including emergency procedures for the child, the overseas parent, the guardianship family and the school;
  • organise a home for a student with a British family. The family will have been carefully selected and have been visited and vetted in compliance with the requirements of UK law. The family will offer children the opportunity to speak English and learn about British culture and way of life;
  • draw up adequate and appropriate contracts or agreements with:
    • The guardianship family
    • The overseas parent or educational institution
  • provide both pastoral support and educational guidance in accordance with the individual contracts