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Samiad offers overseas students travelling and studying in UK boarding schools, a professional and friendly guardianship service.

Our guardianship services cover the majority of the UK, where we have good relationships with a large number of boarding schools. Our end to end services can also help you decide on a school, and help you throughout the application process.

We offer a three-tiered guardianship service, to enable you to tailor the level of contact you require. All of our guardianship services provide a 24-hour emergency contact to each of our students, 7 days a week, as well as excellent host family options with trusted families all over the UK

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About Samiad Guardians

What are Guardians?

International students who are studying in the UK are required to have a guardian in place. A Guardian can be any adult, sometimes a friend or family member already based in the UK, who can be on hand in case of any emergency. If an international student does not already have a family member or a responsible adult in the UK, who they can nominate as guardian, then they have the option of appointing an organisation, such as Samiad Guardians, to provide a guardianship service.

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Why choose Samiad Guardians?

A professional and thorough service provided by a friendly, qualified team.

Samiad was established in 2013 to provide a unique level of service to overseas students and their families.  Our team pride themselves on delivering the best service to parents, students and schools to make studying in the UK as easy and enjoyable as possible. We are constantly improving our service and range of guardianship services to provide improve the experience.

Safety and safeguarding training and processes

All Samiad staff are qualified to level 3 in safeguarding and undergo a regular thorough review of training and knowledge in safeguarding and child welfare.

3 levels of guardianship service

Not all parents require a full guardianship service, and our 3-tiered system allows the flexibility to choose exactly what suits you. Please see our guardianship services page for more details about what is included in each level.

A national network of safe host families checked and screened for your piece of mind

Samiad has a network of friendly host families across the UK. Each host family is screened and checked regularly to ensure they are providing the perfect and safe environment for your children to stay.

Emergency support and a friendly chat

At the heart of Samiad’s guardianship service is our friendly support team. Samiad Care Managers are on hand 24 hours a day should you need to get hold of someone in an emergency.  We will be in regular contact with you to make sure you are happy and enjoying you time in the UK.

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