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The fastest way to contact us is to complete the form on our Contact Us page. This creates an instant message to us and makes sure the right person gets back to you immediately.

Please just tell us where you are from, the nature of your enquiry and your deadline.

For those with pressing deadlines during UK working hours, you can also send a SMS text message to James Foucar, one of our Directors, on 07973 145 973 (+447973145973).

Out of hours News Media and Press contact only

Outside UK working hours the quickest method is still to use the form but you can also telephone James Foucar on 07973 145 973 (+447973145973).

Freelancers and Researchers

We welcome contact for commissioned projects.  For those developing ideas, you will find much useful information on this site.

About Boarding Concern

  • Founded in 2002, Boarding Concern is the specialist UK organisation supporting and advising:
    • former pupils of boarding schools (boarders)
    • their partners
    • those currently boarding today
  • those considering boarding today
  • boarding school staff

We respond to those people who have suffered harm, abuse or trauma during their time as a boarder. We do this by:

  • enabling people to share their experiences of boarding
  • providing contact and information
  • signposting people to specialist therapeutic services
  • running a discussion forum on this website
  • publishing a regular blog and newsletter
  • holding an annual conference
  • raising awareness of boarding issues with the public and key figures
  • promoting the human rights of children and young people

Our volunteers and supporters have either experienced boarding themselves or are professionals with knowledge and experience of the issues involved.