What is Case Management?
The mobility of Armed Forces families can have an academic, social and emotional impact on Service children. Issues may subsequently arise that require support outside of the capacity of the school and/or local authority (LA). In these instances, the Regional School Liaison Officers (RSLOs) for Service children in Wales will work with the school and relevant LA to identify support that could be accessed to overcome the barriers that the individual child or small groups of Service children are facing.
How does Case Management work?
The RSLOs will case manage this support – coordinating interventions, monitoring progress, and measuring the impact with each school. RSLOs will have access to funding for some of these interventions when required. The case management support from RSLOs is available for schools to access at any point of the year.
Who can benefit from Case Management?
Case management is available to schools that have an individual Service child or a very small number of Service children with a specific need related to the impact of their Armed Forces lifestyle.
SSCE Cymru can fund Case Management support for Service children who fall under Definition 1:
The Welsh Government defines a Service child as:
Someone who has parent(s) – or person(s) with exercising parental responsibility – who is/are Service personnel:
• In HM Regular Armed Forces
• In full commitment as part of the full-time Reserve service
• Is a veteran who has been in service within the last two years
• One of their parents died whilst serving in the Armed Forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme.
However, options for Service children who fall under Definition 2 can be explored with the relevant RSLO.
Overview of case management support