To ensure your child is safe and receiving the highest quality support, most boarding schools recommend you appoint a guardian which is accredited by AEGIS or BSA. We have both!
The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS) rigorously inspects and accredits guardianship organisations throughout Great Britain.
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.
We’re very proud to receive double accreditation from the Boarding School Association (BSA) for both our educational consulting and guardianship services. We also have the honour of being the first specialist with both accreditations!
The 600+ boarding school members of BSA recognise our commitment to the highest standards in student placement, safety and wellbeing. As a parent, you can be sure of the best professional service from your initial interest in UK education until your child’s last day – our personal support ensures your child is safe, happy and successful.
The BSA and their member schools aim to work with the best educational service providers via their training and certiﬁcation programmes.
Their Certiﬁed Guardian Scheme is an assurance of professional quality for guardianship.
The BSA's Certified Agent Scheme is a kitemark of professional quality for education consultants and agents.
Our triple 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 and BSA 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 Ltd is a highly professional guardianship organisation. The very knowledgeable and experienced staff team share the strong vision to always put each child first and to provide a service they ‘would want for their own family’. Academic Families takes its safeguarding and child protection responsibilities very seriously and has forged strong working relationships with the schools it works with.
AEGIS Lead Inspector
Get in touch and we will contact you to discuss your child's needs and explain how we can help you year-round.
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