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UK Guardians Successfully Gains AEGIS Re-Accreditation

By Aegis UK June 8, 2020

Congratulations to UK Guardians for passing AEGIS re-inspection and gaining AEGIS Gold re-accreditation.
UK Guardians was established in 2012 by Helen Herridge, offering a guardianship service to a small number of students from China. Having over 15 years’ experience of working for schools and colleges in the UK as an International Education Student Supporter and with her passion for excellence and attention to detail, the company has grown considerably. UK Guardians is a team of like minded staff, providing an outstanding service to all students, schools, parents and partners.
UK Guardians is based in Christchurch, Dorset but offers guardianship throughout the UK.

AEGIS Re-Inspection every 4 years

Part of the membership criteria for AEGIS accredited guardians is that they must undergo re-inspection every 4 years. Spot checks are carried out in between inspections and members complete an annual declaration.

What does AEGIS Inspection entail?

AEGIS Inspection is a rigorous process and based on a set of Quality Standards which guardians and companies must meet.

There are 11 key areas of inspection:

  1. Company aims, principles and practice
  2. Management of the guardianship organisation
  3. Pre-Arrival Support
  4. Student Induction
  5. Travel Arrangements
  6. Homestays
  7. Student Folder
  8. Safeguarding, Child Protection & Welfare
  9. Complaints
  10. Day Schools & Private Fostering
  11. Liaison with Partner Schools

The welfare of international students is at the heart of AEGIS.