From your child’s perspective, a guardian will play many different roles.

They will be a familiar voice at the end of a phone, and a familiar face at weekends and in holidays. They will be someone who can listen, help and support at all times of the day or night.

Your child’s guardian will quickly seem like any other family friend: someone who would do anything to help when their parents were away. Your child will know their guardian to be that person who can help fix those little problems which sometimes arise out of misunderstandings, or from cultural differences between home and the UK.

Your child will also feel comfortable going to them with their questions and concerns about school, play, work, home, relationships and everything else that goes through a child’s mind when they are far from home.

Why international students need a guardianship service

From a UK visa perspective, it is important that suitable care is provided for children under the age of 18 at all times when they are in the UK, and not just when they are in the care of their school.

It is important for us at UK Study Centre that we go above and beyond the official requirements. We know that a guardian will help your child settle into their school routine and give you peace of mind that your child is safe and being well cared for.

We know through experience that even the best behaved children occasionally get into situations where prompt involvement of a responsible adult is required.

Missed plane connections, lost passports, conflict at school and urgently required travel visas – these are just some of the situations we come across in our daily work.