5 key benefits of AEGIS membership


You can work with the many schools, colleges and universities that recommend AEGIS accredited guardianship organisations to overseas parents.


We will promote your organisation on the AEGIS website and in our literature to families and schools looking for trusted guardians.


You will show educational establishments and overseas parents that you offer the very best guardianship services available.


You will receive our useful legal framework which outlines the responsibilities of guardian, homestay, school and parent.


You will become part of a network of professionals working together to improve guardianship standards in the UK and will receive discounted rates for all our events.


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    Heritage is proud to be a member of AEGIS; an organisation which has pioneered the raising and defining of the standards of care children from overseas receive when studying at educational institutions in the UK.

    Heritage Educational Planning
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    The thorough inspection and accreditation process are hugely reassuring because through them, we know that we are delivering best practice in all areas of our business.

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    How to become
    a member
    There is an annual membership fee based on the size of your organisation. The basic annual membership fee is £250 + VAT plus £4.80 + VAT per student (max cap of £4000 + VAT)
    To maintain membership, every guardianship organisation needs to be re-inspected every four years. The re-inspection fee is £2500 + VAT

    As an AEGIS member you must adhere to our Code of Practice

    Code of Practice for guardianship
    organisations and schools

    • To promote best practice in the guardianship and hosting of international students at schools and colleges, particularly those under 18 years of age.
    • To respect the rights, religion and customs of the international student.
    • To uphold the stated ethos and values of the school at all times.
    • To comply with the 1989 & 2004 Children Act and meet the requirements of the Department for Education Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019.
    • To comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and/or Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005.
    • To ensure all international students have 24-hour emergency contact with a responsible adult in the UK.
    • To put in place arrangements which maintain appropriate contact with the international student, the overseas parents and guardianship family and to ensure all appropriate records are up to date.
    • To provide both pastoral and educational support as outlined in any literature and agreements.
    • To adhere to the AEGIS grievance procedures.
    • To have appropriate insurance for guardianship arrangements and to comply with UK legislation.
    • To ensure that the AEGIS annual membership fee is paid in a timely manner.
    • To respect the business practices of others and uphold strong business ethics.
    • Member guardianship organisations to be prepared to undergo re-inspection every four years.