Light Guardianship

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 and simply need to meet the legal requirement of their institution for the care of under 18s.



Per year £405
Per term £100
Light Guardianship


  • 24 hour emergency contact for parents, students, boarding school or university, guardian, host family
  • Welfare support and action on behalf of the student and/or parents in case of emergency
  • Selection of a suitable family to provide accommodation and guardianship support in an emergency (school expulsion, sickness)
  • Insurance: professional indemnity and public liability to cover emergency homestay
  • Access to all other SE guardianship supports

Compulsory charges

Registration fee £100
Deposit £500
Accommodation fee (breakfast, lunch and dinner included) £50 per night + administration fee £240
Crisis management (school suspension/expulsion, illness, cancelled flights) £50 per hour
Airport transport Individually priced
Attendance at parent-teacher meeting (full report sent to parents) Individually priced
Christmas/Easter/Summer holiday Individually priced

All fees include VAT (government tax) where applicable.