"Charlie’s mother is an alcoholic and lacks any parenting skills. She herself was adopted by these carers and they have in turn adopted Charlie when he was aged 4. They have fostered for …"
"Carly and her sister were adopted in 2006 when they were aged 5 and 2½ respectively. Their adoptive parents had been unable to conceive through IVF. However, one month later, their natu…"
"Mother passed away recently and Barry lives with his aunt. Six of his 7 siblings live with the aunt whilst the other one has lived nearby since their mother's death. Their father is viol…"
"Mother is partially deaf and has mild learning difficulties. All 3 of her children have been on child protection plans and "currently on children in need" plans. She has suffered with depressi…"
"Reggie and his older brother and younger sister, were removed from their parents' care and placed in foster care in 201O due to neglect, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. R witnessed a numb…"
“I am going to speak a little about my life and why I became a boarder at Lord Wandsworth College. I was born in Zimbabwe and lived there for about two and a half years. I do not remem…"
“It is a privilege to have this opportunity to tell you about the change that a boarding school education has given me. My childhood was spent in a home where there was serious d…"
“After a childhood full of family problems, moving around and bad school attendance, the RNCF helped me see life in a whole different way by finding me a place at Roedean as a weekly b…"
“I am indebted to the charities, for giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams. Without the charity’s support, I would not have been able to achieve the things I’ve ach…"
“I am 12 years old. I live in Surrey and go to King Edward’s School Witley. Normally I wouldn’t be able to go to a private school but I have been awarded funding to h…"
“Experiencing life with an alcoholic parent is like being on an emotional roller coaster. I was surprised by the years it took to witness the destructive impact his words and threateni…"
“I have been asked to tell you a little bit about myself. “A lump” said Mum. Words which an 8 year old doesn’t really programme, so I just carried on gett…"
“I live on a rough estate in London. At times it is unbearable heading downstairs in the morning, with the overwhelming smell of a mixture of smoke, alcohol and the stench of urine. Wh…"
“I am in form 1 at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire and I got to be a boarder at the school through the efforts and support of my sister Charlotte and my Uncle Tom and some e…"
“Before my admission to King Edward School Witley I went to Raglan Junior School in North London. I live on the 7th floor in a block of flats just with my Mum. Many of the childr…"
“I attend the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. I never thought I would ever say that a school could be so suited to me but it is. With their brilliant teachers and pupils who are alw…"
“I grew up never knowing my father, who left the family home when I was a year old. I found out many years later that my mother had been a successful barrister, who gave up her job to …"
“I am currently a Boarder in the Sixth Form at Steyning Grammar School. My home is in the borough of Westminster where I live with my mother who is chronically ill. In fact…"
“I attend the Royal Wolverhampton School, funded by the school and charities. Before becoming a boarder, I would say my life seemed to have little purpose and direction. I was constant…"
“We approached the RNCF because I didn’t have anywhere else to go, and my family could not support me anymore. I needed a boarding school because home was not happy or easy. I ha…"
“I was bullied at my day school and my Mother couldn’t cope with me and my two brothers in our little flat. It was damp and horrible and there were always fights on the estate. I…"
“My life as a young child was hard, due to having only a mother, but no father. Things got worse as I got older. When I was 6 years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast…"
"“Some charities have sponsored me for the last 6 years at the Royal Masonic School for Girls. This has benefited me in various ways and I strongly believe that it has made a large differ…"
"“I am 13 years old and I am a weekly boarder, in my 2nd year at Lord Wandsworth College. I was born in London in November 1995, I have one sister, Ruby, 2 years older, who is…"
"Georgie joined the School five years ago aged 11. Her mother, a single parent, has secondary progressive multiple sclerosis with considerable health and mobility problems associated with…"
"We (the staff of King Edward’s Witley) met Mrs K and her 11-year old youngest son, Mohammed (all names changed), at an Open Morning in March 2011.
I spotted her in a corner, a small figu…"
"Lyra & Casey are sisters in Y7 and 8 at KESW. Lyra joined King Edward’s School Witley aged 11 in September 2015, and Casey joined September 2016.
Just over a year before she jo…"
"Isaac & Isaiah are twins who live with their mother, a single parent, in Chadwell Heath. She is divorced from the boy’s father, after a difficult relationship where she suffere…"
"Philip lives in Kensington with his mother and sister (“Alexia”, a former pupil). Philip’s mother has long-standing mental health problems, manifest as anxiety and depr…"
"Jordan is 16. He came to KESW two years ago as a foundation bursary student, also supported by another charity. A long story but he spent his early life swinging between neglect an…"
"During her years at School she lived with her mother and two younger brothers in an estate near Wormwood Scrubs. Chloe’s mother is profoundly deaf and has little expressive languag…"
"Ethan lives with his grandmother and step-grandfather in Fulham, in a small flat with no spare room. Grandmother works as a cleaner, and her husband works as a decorator and handyman. &n…"
"Rachel lives in Worthing with her Grandmother, Mrs T. Rachel was taken into care at hours old because of her mother’s drug addiction & illness, and her father’s mental i…"
"Jack’s father had died of throat cancer a short while before Jack applied to the School. Just at the time he should have moved into KESW, Jack’s mother suffered a stillbirth, so he…"
"Michael lives with his mother (single parent) in Hampshire. Michael is the youngest of four children, the others all having moved on to University or work.
Michael’s mother has a …"