If you get paid for having the Spanish student, why would you not think you would have to pay for your daughter to go to Spain?
Who arranges these exchanges? Where are they based?
If you arrange an independent visit for your daughter, why would they be deducting money from what you were do you? Was it all done by the same organisation?
Was the family that your daughter stayed with, the same family that the child came to you?
Did you contact that family directly or through St George’s? I’m trying to ascertain how St George’s knew about the arrangements. Do you think that the family in Spain contacting St George’s for some reason?
Do St George’s have any representation in the UK?
Unless there was an agreement with St George’s that they would be paid for the trip for your daughter, they are not entitled to be paid for it.
If they have done some work on it, they may be entitled to be paid.
The difficulty you have is that taking a Spanish company to court, whether you do that in England or Spain, is not going to be particularly practical because, even if you get a judgement, you are going to have to enforce it in Spain which is probably going to cost more than the £333.
So, whilst based upon what you have said, they are not entitled to deduct this, taking it to court is not going to be practical.
I don’t know whether you’re going to take any more children in the future but if you were, and it’s a reasonable source of income for you, it’s likely they would no longer send children to you.
I’m sorry that the answer is largely unfavourable.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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It doesn’t matter where the lady lives, it is where the organisation is based that is relevant. They may just use the bank account for administration ease.
There is nothing to stop you issuing proceedings against the English address to see whether they say that this should be in Spain.
No problem. You can issue Small Claims Court proceedings online here www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
You have to give warning in writing that if this money is not received by a particular date (give 14 days) you will be issuing Small Claims Court proceedings without further notice.
Yes, because if you don’t give the warning in writing, they will deny ever having had it and the court may decide that issuing proceedings has been unreasonably premature, hasn’t given them time to negotiate on the court could award a cost penalty against you.