Resources

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Some useful websites and video links

Boarding Concern
Boarding Concern

An active, growing organisation for people who have concerns about the practice of boarding education for the young and the effect on these people as adults. This website offers a voice and provides information and support to ex-boarders, current boarders and those thinking of boarding, also advice to counsellors, educators and politicians.

Boarding School Survivors
Boarding School Survivors

This organisation researches, lectures, writes and broadcasts about the psychological effects of sending children away to school, and runs a programme of therapeutic workshops for adults who have recognised that they may have paid a price for their education, and are looking for ways to understand and heal their wounds.

Samaritans
Samaritans

Confidential, emotional support 24/7 for those experiencing distress or despair. Tel: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90.


Boarding schools: national minimum standards
Boarding schools: national minimum standards

Dept of Health (PDF) standards intended to "safeguard and promote the welfare of children for whom accommodation is provided by a boarding school", including welfare policies and procedures, support to boarders, staffing and premises.


Childline
Childline

Childline can be called 24 hours a day on +44 (0)800 1111 and their counsellors will be able to offer the support you need.


The Secret Shame

Boarding Schools: The Secret Shame - Exposure (ITV) - Docmentary

The Making of Them

British TV documentary filmed in September 1993 about young boys starting boarding prep school.

Boarding School Survivors

This film explores the question 'is there a hidden well-being crisis in boarding schools?'

Boarding School Syndrome

Joy Schaverien Extract from Women's hour on BBC Radio 4 presented by Jenni Murray.