BSA Partnerships

The BSA is pleased to partner with the following organisations:

The Australian Boarding Schools’ Association (ABSA) is the Australian Association serving and representing member boarding schools, training staff and promoting boarding education. ABSA and BSA work together in several areas, including research, knowledge exchange, joint offers for member schools and bespoke projects as well as both offering a transferable Accredited Boarding Practitioner qualification.


Boarding School Partnerships is an information service designed to make it easier for schools and Local Authorities to access information and expertise about boarding school placements for vulnerable young people. Please follow the link below to download an information guide: 


Barnardo’s help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. They provide support for young people in care – and don’t forget about them when they leave the care system. 

And that’s not all. Their specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more. They amplify the voices of young people to influence Government on the issues that affect their lives, fighting their corner and making sure their voices are heard.

The scale of what they do may be big and complex, but their aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.


EPIC Risk Management are the leading independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy in the UK; focusing on the highest prevalent sectors. EPIC identify and reduce the brand, reputational, financial and human risks caused by gambling in the workplace.

The Welsh Independent Schools Council (WISC ) is the umbrella body representing Independent schools in Wales.  The majority of children in Welsh independent schools are in WISC schools.  WISC therefore speaks for the sector as a whole.  WISC is strictly independent of all political parties.

The Children’s Society provide specialist support that empowers young people to make positive changes and rediscover their hope. Working alongside young people, their families and community, The Children’s Society aim to create a society built for all children. BSA are working with The Children’s Society to identify and support young carers in the boarding sector.


The Centre for Boarding Education Research (CEBER) is a joint collaboration between BSA and ABSA (Australian Boarding Schools Association).

CEBER is intended to help BSA and ABSA members find reports, research, articles and other information relevant to boarding education.

The CEBER  index page includes assignments submitted for the BSA Certificate of Boarding Practice and the BSA Diploma and also contains links to a wide variety of articles and research about all aspects of boarding, both positive and negative from throughout the world.

Previous Boarding Briefing Papers which are no longer active are included as an archive at the foot of this page.

BSA takes no responsibility for the content of external sites, and the views expressed in the research and articles below are not necessarily the views of BSA, its member schools or officers. In accordance with the programme requirements, exemplar work from BSA Certificate and Diploma courses is anonymised.

Visit the CEBER index page (member login required)