We ask parents to tell us as much as possible about their child’s interests, personality and preferences so that we can look for a family with whom they will settle in quickly.
We visit all prospective guardians in their home environment so that we can experience first hand the type of family they are e.g. sporty, artistic; this enables us to make informed decisions as to what type of student would fit into their family home. We complete a detailed report on family members, the home and the local area, take up two professional references and carry out enhanced CRB checks on the family's background before deciding whether or not to accept them for Guardianship.
When we have found a family that we feel suits a student we send the report to parents for approval. Once they are happy with our recommendation we arrange a "taster" weekend with the family, and if all goes over the weekend we confirm the arrangements with parents, the family and the school. We have a very high success rate in making the right match of student to family, and the relationships that they build often last through the whole of their time at school and beyond this to university.
To contact us regarding your child's guardianship needs, click here.
To apply to become a Gabbitas guardian family, click here.