Established in 2012 by Managing Director Lorna Clayton, Academic Families provide guardianship for international students from over 40 countries at schools and universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Lorna gave the following feedback about the inspection process:
“We are proud to have been re-accredited by AEGIS to their highest Gold Standard guardianship. AEGIS Accreditation is the most thorough inspection into all aspects of our guardianship service and ensures that we, as well as all our systems and processes are best in class and indeed, our safeguarding is at the forefront of everything we do. It is a reassuring quality endorsement earned by our whole team – office staff and host families alike – confirming we really do look after students as well as our own children and that parents can trust us with their children’s safety, happiness and success. We deliver quality they can trust. I only wish all guardians were AEGIS Gold!”
The lead inspector commented:
“Academic Families is a highly professional guardianship organisation. The very knowledgeable and experienced staff team share the strong vision and values of the Managing Director to work in partnership with parents to support their children when they are away from home.”