Our Services Apply Our criteria for support Our criteria for support 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: Death or permanent absence of one or both parents Severe and enduring mental, physical ill health, or other disability of parent(s) Disability of a sibling of sufficient severity to be seriously prejudicial to the normal development of a child Neglect of a child 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. There is confirmation from an independent source(s) that the home circumstances are seriously prejudicial to the normal development of the child The child has a right to reside in the UK at the point of the grant being awarded and has recourse to public funds The child/young person expresses a clear wish to board, and demonstrates that they are likely to respond well to a boarding environment Reedham funds on a shared basis with partner schools, with whom we have established a good relationship and have confidence in the quality of their provision. There is insufficient income and/or assets to wholly pay for boarding An illustration of our criteria in practice, is Cathy's Story. Contact [email protected] for help and advice.