BREXIT – Keep calm and don´t panic
After Great Britain has voted in favour of leaving the EU many are in shock and try to foresee scenarios of the future after BREXIT. Also Au Pair agencies, Au Pair applicants to the UK as well as host families are insecure about the effects on the British Au Pair programme.
The British National Au Pair Association BAPAA let out a press release trying to calm down the situation:
“We do not believe the vote to leave will affect Au Pairs for the foreseeable future and feel very positive that European Au Pairs will be welcomed in the UK for many years to come.
While it is impossible to predict the exact outcome of the leave vote, BAPAA is widely respected in the International and EU Au Pair community. Rest assured we will be lobbying very hard to ensure that the UK Au Pair programme continues to be inclusive and part of the UK inbound immigration policy.”
BAPAA Chair Rebecca Haworth-Wood advises Au Pairs to “use a reputable agency while things are unknown to make sure they will be looked after”
IAPA supports this view and will support British agencies in protecting one of the most popular Au Pair programmes worldwide.