Light Guardianship is a ‘hands-off’, ‘light-touch’ service that gives students their independence, whilst giving parents peace of mind and meeting school, college or university regulations.
The purpose of ‘light’ guardianship is to accommodate the needs of those students who don’t require full pastoral care, but simply need a secure 24/7 contact in case of emergency.
This service is suitable for students who regularly travel home during school holidays and who make their own familial arrangements for exeat weekends.
Many parents choose Light Guardianship in order to satisfy the statutory requirements of their child’s school.
In the event of an emergency or unforeseen change of plan, the Light Guardianship service will find accommodation for a student within a home-stay family (emergency homestay accommodation is charged separately at a premium rate).
Light Guardianship is also a suitable option for older students who are attending college or university and simply need to meet the legal requirement of their institution for the care of under 18s.