BSA Certified Guardian Scheme


About the scheme

The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) champions boarding and promotes boarding excellence. The BSA is the largest association of boarding schools in the world and represents more than 600 independent and state boarding schools, over 500 of which are based in the UK.

The BSA and our member schools are looking to work with the best educational guardians and our Certified Guardian Scheme is an assurance of professional quality.

This training and certification programme provides assurance to BSA boarding schools that they are dealing with educational guardians who have the highest standards in the safeguarding of children, safer recruitment and training of staff and host families, and careful liaison with parents and schools. The scheme is a clear demonstration to BSA boarding schools of the quality and intention of the educational guardians who reach certified status.

Under the current Covid-19 situation, all BSA Certified Guardians follow the BSA COVID-SAFE CHARTER FOR GUARDIANS.

The BSA Certified Guardian Scheme provides members with:

  • The BSA assurance of professional quality
  • Access to the full BSA membership, an internationally recognised and renowned organisation with over 600 member schools
  • Certification and use of the BSA Certified Guardian logo
  • Free listing on the BSA website
  • An e-introduction to our member schools in our weekly newsletter
  • Free listing in, and copy of, the biannual ‘BSA Guide to Boarding’ and the termly ‘Boarding School’ magazine
  • Regular updates from BSA on training and changes to legislation including National Minimum Standards, UKVI and other key information
  • Discounted access to BSA conferences, events and training
  • Two free places annually on our BSA training days

Please click here to download the BSA Certified Guardian Scheme Application Form

Please click to download the BSA Certified Guardian Scheme Booklet

For more information

Please contact the BSA team via +44 (0)207 798 1580 or

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