Patron: Her Majesty the Queen
Placing a vulnerable child at a boarding school looks expensive but doesn’t cost more than fostering or care and, most important, the life outcomes for the child are hugely better.
Sarah Smart, CEO
Hundreds of thousands of children across England are caring for an adult.
Libby Purves – Broadcaster, Writer and Columnist at the Times
The Department for Education is launching a new service designed to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend some of the country’s highest quality independent and state boarding schools.
Currently around 65% of the young people we help are young carers. Many of these children will miss out on appropriate support, and their own futures are at risk, as they are in greater danger of suffering poor health issues, addiction and poverty when they grow up.