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Reedham Children's Trust is a charity which supports children whose families are unable to care for them as well as they might like, due to circumstances such as death, disability, and illness, who also have very limited financial resource. The main way in which the trust provides help to children is through financial assistance to obtain a place in a caring, nurturing residential school. We aim to build a strong face to face relationship with the families we help and provide ongoing support to ensure the child/young person gets the best from their school placement.
We fund on a shared basis with partner schools, with whom we have established a good relationship and have confidence in the quality of their provision. We DO NOT any longer make contributions to joint packages of funding with other educational trusts
The main criterion for eligibility is the inability of a family to care, with no other suitable care available, such that the child is unable to thrive. We provide help in circumstances such as:
In addition, the following must be met:
The Trust can only consider a child for whom the Local Authority has statutory duty eg where a Care Order or Child Protection Plan is in place, if the initial referral comes from the child's social worker.