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Code of Practice

  • To promote and provide, best and legal practice in the guardianship and hosting of all international students at schools/colleges, particularly those under 18 years of age.
  • To respect and support 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 2018.
  • 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 parent 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, by the end of the first academic term.
  • 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.