The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families are treated fairly.
Its two principles are that, recognising the unique obligations of, and sacrifices made by, the Armed Forces:
- Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services
- Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.
Further information about what support is currently provided and who the Covenant applies to is available here.
An e-learning training module has been designed by Warwickshire County Council to raise awareness of the Armed Forces community and the Armed Forces Covenant. This training is also available in Welsh and can be found here.