Caring for the Welfare of Boarding School Students
The UK’s boarding school system is world class, and attracts students from around the world. But with concerns over the lack of agreed guardianship structures, problems arise and schools and students could be at risk.
The UK’s pastoral care of international students is widely regarded overseas as being one of the major strengths of the UK boarding school system and one that schools and guardians work hard to maintain.
However, there are concerns that certain loopholes still do exist and this then relies on the professionalism and conscientiousness of both schools and guardians to make sure, on a case by case basis, all the gaps are filled. Here at Student Safety UK, we concentrate on the client. They are our primary concern. It's our experience that some educational establishments display quality pastoral care, when in fact it's the opposite and children are put at risk on a daily basis.