How We Work

RNCF helps vulnerable children in the UK whose circumstances are seriously prejudicial to their normal development. Our intervention helps children who may otherwise go into Local Authority care.

We provide Assisted Boarding school places for vulnerable children between the age of 7 and 16 who fulfil these criteria –

  • Children have one or no active parents
  • Children whose normal development is compromised or threatened by adverse home or school conditions. This can arise through parental death, serious parental mental or physical ill health, alcohol or drug abuse, child neglect, abuse and severe bullying
  • Children live in poor families where the cost of boarding cannot be met
  • Children live in the UK

The most suitable schooling for the majority of these young people will be at boarding school, though day school will be considered as an exceptional alternative for the younger child aged between 7 and 13 years.

Most often, we start to support children aged between 7 and 13 and continue supporting them until they complete their secondary school education.

RNCF’s strength is that we completely cover our tightly controlled operational costs through an endowment made many years ago. RNCF contributes towards the fees of every child and, through our expertise and partnerships, we leverage the additional funding required. Our partnerships include Local Authorities, schools, trusts and other charities. Often the multiplier is 5 or 6 times.

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