Bright World holds full AEGIS Accreditation
Unlike many other guardianship organisations, we are fully accredited by AEGIS (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students). This means our practices and processes have been thoroughly inspected and audited by this important organisation and we can therefore guarantee that we will act in your child’s best interest at all times.
Bright World Guardianships is now in its 18th year of operation and we decided to become members of AEGIS back in 2006 for guidance on good practice. We now aim to lead the way in safeguarding for guardianship with a programme design that has evolved over the years, moving with the times to meet the needs of this ever-changing world.
After our re-inspection in March 2017, this is what they said about us:
"Bright World is a highly efficient Guardianship Organisation that provides a quality service for the large number of students that they care for. Children’s safety and welfare is at the heart of the service that they provide, and systems to help ensure that students are kept safe whilst their care are robust overall, with the recording of checks on health and safety elements within the Homestays being suitably strengthened. Bright World’s levels of communication with schools and the quality of Homestay accommodation were both noted as significant strengths by the Supporting Inspector.
Practice at Bright World is strong overall and the Lead Inspector would therefore fully recommend that Bright World are re-accredited." - AEGIS Lead Inspector
AEGIS reinspects Guardianship Organisations every four years and we have just had our 2017 re-inspection. We are very proud of the results and of the report. Click on the image below to read our Summary Report.
We have a clear Child Protection strategy in place and we place a lot of importance on Safeguarding the children in our care via Training to the highest level for our staff, ongoing support and discussion, rigorous checking and inspection of host families and others who work with us.
Our Mission statement is:
Bright World Guardianships' Mission is to keep our students safe while they are here and to improve the quality of our service and standards as we grow. We are committed to safeguarding student welfare and undertake rigorous checks on all who work with us. We have a clear Child Protection strategy. We try to find ways to "do what others do but to do it better".
If you would like to speak with someone before you make a decision, phone us direct on +44(0)1273 835745 or email Lana, the Managing Director
“We are most appreciative and impressed with the professionalism of Bright World Guardianship Services; and will not hesitate to highly recommend it to all our friends.”
Elizabeth & Gary Cheah
“Thank you very much for your help during the year. Really helpful for us and we are happy to continue the collaboration with your company. We appreciate the quality of your Guardianship Services.”
“I would like to personally thank you on behalf of myself and my wife for looking after Malaka and Sarah during the last several years. Your prompt assistance always has been much appreciated. With my best regards.”
"Bright World is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."
Sherborne International, a Bright World Partner School, has been in touch today to let us know they still have places for September 2018 in all year groups, though very limited - read on to see how to apply and learn more about how Bright World can help you to find a great host family near Sherborne School.
Lisa Palmer, the Director of Admissions and Marketing at Taunton School has returned from a short vacation and has sent us A BIG hello from an unusually warm and sunny Taunton!