Safeguarding Our Students
The safety of our students is paramount. We have been caring for international students for over 25 years. Our network of local guardians and host families is carefully screened and monitored. We are AEGIS accredited and place student welfare at the very heart of our business. Find out more about our safety procedures.
The safety of our students is paramount.
We are committed to safeguarding student welfare and undertake enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks on all who work with us and we expect all staff to share this commitment.
We are a member of the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS). AEGIS is an independent organisation who inspect and accredit guardianship organisations in the UK that are able to reach and maintain a very high level of care.
WHG Staff and Local Guardians
The safety of students is paramount. All WHG staff and Local Guardians undergo regular security screening checks known as a DBS (police-check).
All our host families are recruited by WHG and not via an agency. Each member of a host family, over 16 years old, have been DBS checked and been visited by their LG, before they are accepted as a WHG family. Annual reviews of the family and home are also carried out to ensure a pleasant and safe environment is being provided. We also require a professional Gas Safety check on the house every year and a certificate of this check must be submitted before a family can host WHG students.