The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS) rigorously inspects and accredits guardianship organisations throughout the UK.
AEGIS was founded in 1994 by a group of established guardianship organisations and UK boarding schools to promote universally high standards of guardianship for international students studying in the UK.
An AEGIS accredited guardianship organisation will offer you peace of mind that safeguarding procedures and standards are being met.
In order to remain in good standing with AEGIS, each accredited guardianship organisation must be re-inspected every four years.
Academic Families is fully AEGIS accredited to their highest Gold standard.
Our accreditation ensures that we maintain the highest standards of care, safety and supervision in respect of the pastoral, social, cultural and educational welfare and wellbeing of international students while studying in the UK.
Academic Families' AEGIS accreditation provides proof that:
Academic Families has experience working with international student recruitment agents and parents of many different nationalities and languages including Chinese and Russian. Our comprehensive support ensures that each family or partner we work with is well informed and receives a fast and efficient response to any questions at all times.
Academic Families opened our doors back in 2012 and achieved our AEGIS accreditation in 2016 and BSA accreditation in 2020 at the scheme launch. We are BSA agents and guardians so are recognised as a quality partner through all aspects of a child's schooling.
In addition, our staff has excellent first-hand knowledge of the UK education system and our British Council qualifications means that we are certified to support parents to educate their children in the UK.
We are also an English UK partner agency, which means that we are recognised for our quality service placing students on English language courses in the UK.
Moreover, many of our team are trained by Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.
“Academic Families provide a guardianship service of the highest calibre for students and their families. Their knowledgeable and experienced staff provide exemplary pastoral and academic support to help ensure that students are extremely well looked after, and achieve to the best of their ability.”
AEGIS Lead Inspector
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