This introduction will help homestay hosts understand their role in keeping language centre students safe.


Introduction to safeguarding for homestay hosts (FREE)

Gain an understanding of safeguarding, the steps language centres should be taking to protect children and your role in keeping children safe when you are hosting students under the age of 18 for UK language centres. This is a free module from Accreditation UK, the quality assurance scheme for UK language centres.

The course is free and should only take about 45 minutes.


A self-access module introducing the topic of safeguarding in language centres. You’ll gain an overall understanding of the issues which can arise for children learning English in the UK and the adults who teach or care for them. Scenarios relevant to your role will help you apply good safeguarding practices and know what to do if you have any concerns about a child you are hosting.


  • Safeguarding children
  • Child protection
  • - definitions and indicators of abuse
  • Handling disclosure and reporting concerns
  • Further information
  • Opportunities to check your understanding
  • Download course notes and your completion certificate

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Safeguarding for homestay hosts
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