RESOURCES

Here you will find links to some websites that can provide further information and support for Service Children and their families.

For Children and Young People

MEIC Cymru:

Need information? Want advice? Meic Cymru is a Wales based free advice and advocacy service. That can provide advice whatever the situation:  

http://meiccymru.org/

Military Kids Connect:

An online forum for Armed Forces kids from across the world, with useful information, advice, games and more:

http://militarykidsconnect.dcoe.mil/

Children’s Commissioner Wales:

Human rights support and advice for Children and Young People:

http://www.childcomwales.org.uk/

 

Education Information

Child Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

Information and support to Service families and eligible MOD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas

https://www.gov.uk/childrens-education-advisory-service

ELSA – Emotional Literacy Support website with online resources for teachers and support staff

http://www.elsa-support.co.uk/emotional-support-for-the-children-of-the-armed-forces/

Esytn:

Schools inspectorate for Wales

http://www.estyn.gov.uk/

Children’s Commissioner Wales:

Human rights support and advice for Children and Young People:

http://www.childcomwales.org.uk/

Royal Caledonian Educational Trust:

Working to promote awareness of needs of Service Children in Scotland

http://www.rcet.org.uk/

Supporting Service Children in State Schools:

Network of state schools in England providing support and advice regarding Service Children and produced a handbook for schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/service-children-in-state-schools-handbook/service-children-in-state-schools-handbook-2013

Welsh Government Guidance on education:

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/publications/guidance/?lang=en

Wales School Admissions Code 2013:

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/schoolshome/admissions-and-appeals-code/?lang=en

HMS Military Kids Club Heroes

A peer mentoring initiative for Service children started in Plymouth, that has Kids Clubs around the UK, including Llantwit Major High School in the Vale of Glamorgan and Prendergast Primary in Haverfordwest.

http://www.plymouthcurriculum.swgfl.org.uk/hmsheroes/

 

University of Winchester Service Children Project

The project aims to provide effective support to service children with the potential to benefit from higher education, so that they progress smoothly and confidently through their education journey and make a secure transition into further and higher education opportunities appropriate to their abilities and ambitions.

http://www.winchester.ac.uk/aboutus/wideningparticipation/Military-Service-Children/Pages/Military-Service-Children.aspx

 

MPCT - Motivational Preparation College Training

MPCT Cardiff has worked in schools across Wales to provide motivational and leadership training to leaners including Service childen:

https://www.mpct.co.uk/about-us/

 

Reading Force: a shared reading initiative for Forces families

Reading Force use books to bring Service children and families closer together. Their shared reading initiative encourages families to read, talk, and scrapbook about a book, improving communication and enriching relationships with books and each other.

http://www.readingforce.org.uk/

 

 

Support and advice:

Counselling

A UK wide directory of qualified counsellors and practical information, advicce and support:

http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

HIVES

The HIVE is an information network available to all members of the Service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependents and civilians employed by the Services

http://www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/23440.aspx

HIVE RAF VALLEY

http://www.raf.mod.uk/community/support/rafvalleyhive.cfm

HIVE CHEPSTOW & BRECON

http://chepstowhive.blogspot.co.uk/

HIVE ST ATHAN & HAVERFORDWEST

http://www.stathanhive.blogspot.co.uk/

Ministry of Defence – support services:

A list of support services and advice for armed forces personnel, veterans and their families on UK government website:

https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/families/support-services-for-military-and-defence-personnel-and-their-families

Little Troopers:

Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. They provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected.

http://www.littletroopers.net/

Barnardos Family of Veterans Support Service:

Providing therapeutic and practical support for families of veterans finding it hard to adjust in the community, caught in the Criminal Justice System, or at risk of falling into crime.

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Chairty

Offering support and advice to serving and former armed forces personnel and their families:

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/

Army Families Federation (AFF)

Supporting army families

http://www.aff.org.uk/

Royal Air force Families’ Federation (RAFFF)

Supporting RAF families

http://www.raf-ff.org.uk/

Royal Navy Families Federation:

Supporting Navy families

http://www.nff.org.uk/

British Legion

The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, comradeship and representation as well as being the Nation's custodian of Remembrance:

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/can-we-help

Veterans UK

Provides support and advice for armed forces veterans and their families:

http://www.veterans-uk.info/index.htm

Samaritans

A confidential support line for anyone who needs someone to talk to or help and advice:

http://www.samaritans.org/

Armed Forces Community Covenant:

The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.

Armed Forces Package of Support Wales:

http://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/communities/safety/armedforces/package-of-support/?lang=en

Armed Forces Community Covenants in Wales:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-covenants-in-wales

Armed Forces Covenant Fund:

UK wide funding to provide support and encourage collaboration and integration between Service personnel and their families and the community.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund

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