A Family When You Need It
WHG Host Families can also be used if a student wants to travel to another town eg. for a University visit.
Students on long-term programmes are asked what type of host family they would like to live with. We encourage every student to tell us as much as possible about themselves and any allergies they may have. Think of all the choices: sporty, musical, with or without pets. Give us as much information as you can, this will enable the LG to select the most suitable family.
If a student is under 16 years old and stays with a host family for more than 27 nights, they will be classified as a foster child and so WHG by law will notify social services who will assign a social worker to visit the student and family to make sure the placement is suitable.
Our Registration Process
- all members of the household over the age of 16 must have a clean police check (DBS Certificate).
- the home must have a valid GasSafe Certificate.
- an annual inspection by the WHG Local Guardian (LG) to ensure a clean, safe and happy environment is being provided for students.
- an up to date profile completed on the MyWHG Portal View a sample Host Family Profile
All Host Families are provided with a handbook. View English Version of Host Family Handbook