Why work with an AGPI member provider?

  • INSPECTIONS: AGPI members undergo a thorough application process and a rigorous inspection, repeated every three years.
  • LEGAL ENTITIES:  AGPI members are legally established to operate in Ireland.
  • INSURED:  AGPI members have adequate Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • FINANCIALLY STABLE: AGPI members are in good financial standing at the time of inspection and keep professional financial records.
  • TAX: AGPI members are tax compliant.
  • HUMAN RESOURCES: AGPI members legally employ a dedicated and qualified team to look after international students with a staff/student ratio of at least 1:30.
  • SYSTEMS & POLICIES: AGPI members have documented and inspected systems and policies in place, which guarantee quality, efficiency and professionalism, from the application stage, right through to the departure of the international student, ensuring student welfare, pastoral care, academic progress, and personal safety.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: AGPI members adopt a collaborative communicative approach, connecting the young person, their parents, the overseas agent, the school, the host family and the guardianship provider. Student progress reports are issued monthly.
  • VETTING: All staff and host families in AGPI member organisations have been Garda (police) vetted.
  • TRAINING:  All staff at AGPI member organisations have undergone Child Safeguard Training, with at least one staff member who has undergone Designated Liaison Person (DPL) training.
  • SAFETY: AGPI members only place students in host families who have been inspected and meet AGPI criteria and have undergone Garda (police) vetting (every 3 years).
  • 24/7: AGPI members provide a 24/7 emergency telephone service.
  • REAL CONTACT:  Staff at AGPI member organisations meet each student on a one-to-one basis, at least once per month to monitor progress and deal with any issues the student may have.
  • CHILD PROTECTION: AGPI members have a clearly defined and implemented Child Protection Policy and Student Care Plan for each student in their care.

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