We believe every child deserves the chance to thrive and to look forward to a healthy, happy, and fulfilling adult life. When young people are offered the right support, family problems and disadvantage need not continue through the generations.

What we do

Reedham Children’s Trust provides support for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and has done so for 175 years. We adapt our services as social needs change, always seeking the most innovative and effective ways to help. Collaborating with grassroots organisations and schools we offer practical, emotional and inspirational support, helping to raise aspirations and transform the lives of vulnerable children.

How we help

Education offers one of the strongest routes out of poverty, and educational opportunity is at the core of our work. We invest in young people who need our help: with projects ranging from funding places at nurturing boarding schools, to offering programmes in day schools and the community aimed at developing leadership, confidence and resilience. We support them through a relationship that spans the length of their school years – empowering these young people to achieve a brighter future. 

Who we are helping

An estimated 140,000 children in the UK are known to Social Services, but do not meet the threshold for social care (and are not referred on to early help after their case is closed)*.  Our charity has been helping vulnerable children like these for 175 years.

                                        *Source: Action for Children 2017 report ‘Revolving Door’ Part I: Are vulnerable children being overlooked?