Policies and Procedures

Oxbridge Guardian
Statement on Safeguarding:

Oxbridge Guardians believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and keep them safe and are committed to practice in a way that protects them. To this end Oxbridge is committed to industry best practice and we have developed our policies and procedures to reflect this. We recommend that at least 1 carer in the Host family takes a level 1 child safeguarding course.

Oxbridge have an obligation to:

  • Children Act 1989.
  • United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991.
  • Data protection Act 1998.
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003.
  • Children Act 2004.
  • Protection of Freedom Act 2012.
  • Relevant government and AEGIS guidance on safeguarding children,
    to protect children and young people who receive Oxbridge Guardians services and to provide staff and homestay families with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding.

What to do if you have a concern or complaint or you are unsure on what to do with respect to your child?
If there is a concern of any kind about your child, host family, our member of staff or any aspect that is related to child safeguarding and protection, then please ring the office or contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead on: +44 (0)7837778298 or steph.gilbert@oxbridgeguardians.co.uk

‘An impressive feature of this organisation is that its interest in welfare is sincere which means that the statements it makes are therefore far more than simply mantras and are integral to its operations.’

(AEGIS Inspection Report, September 2019)

Do you have any questions?

For any questions regarding these policies and procedures, please do contact us:

  • Helen Wu, Director: helen.wu@oxbridgeguardians.co.uk 
  • Steph Gilbert, Designated Safeguarding Lead: steph.gilbert@oxbridgeguardians.co.uk

Oxbridge Guardians

  • 0208 432 3457
  • students@oxbridgeguardians.co.uk
  • Devas Club, 2A Stormont Road, London, SW11 5EN