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OPDS Awarded Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

By Aegis UK August 31, 2022

We are pleased to announce the Gold Standard re-accreditation of Overseas Personal Development Services Ltd (OPDS). Established over 25 years ago, OPDS provides guardianship services to international students studying across the UK. It remains under the hands-on direction of its two founders.

The lead inspector commented:
“This is a very efficient operation; directors and managers fully understand the AEGIS standards. This was evident in the preparation of evidence for re-accreditation and the way in which the company responded to requests for further information…
Robust safer recruitment checks are carried out on each host and their family members, and the company database does not allow any host to be allocated until all such checks are complete…
The accumulated knowledge of all staff and their understanding of the needs of students, parents and schools enabled OPDS to respond pro-actively during the recent pandemic.”

AEGIS provides the highest level of inspection and accreditation for guardianship organisations in the UK. Gold Standard accreditation is the highest accolade a guardianship organisation can hold.