Guardianship

Introduction

A guardian plays many different roles. The most important one is to look after a child as the representative of his/her parent in the UK. Christine Lee & Co (Education) knows the challenges and difficulties of studying aboard towards the parents and children. Therefore, we sincerely welcome you to contact us for any enquiries.

UK law mandates that any international student under the age of 18 must appoint a UK based guardian if receiving full time education in the United Kingdom In order to comply with child guardianship and student guardianship rules (the Children's Acts 1980 & 1989), private boarding schools in Great Britain require international students, who are in full-time education, to have a legal guardian in this country.

This person must be available at all times to act for parents and to respond to both the needs of the child/student and the requirements of the school. Guardians act as a link between parents and the child's school. This offers the parents peace of mind and security in the knowledge that there is someone there to help out. Guardians can offer their help from the first day that a student arrives in the UK and provide continuous support throughout the entire duration of their study period.