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Service children ambassadors poster
What are the aims of Service children ambassadors?
- Share the experiences of being a Service child
- Represent Service children in Wales
- Engage with the SSCE Cymru Network members.
What are the benefits of being a Service children ambassador?
- Making new friends
- Meeting other Service children
- Sharing experiences of being a Service child
- Impacting decision making
- Experience of working with professionals, organisations/charities, academics and policy makers.
How do Service children ambassadors support SSCE Cymru?
There are many ways that Service children will support SSCE Cymru activities, depending on the child / young person’s age and interests. Possible activities include:
Participating in activities with members of the SSCE Cymru Network, including:
- Month of the Military child
- Armed Forces Day
- Little Troopers podcast
Participating in the production of SSCE Cymru resources, such as:
- Films about Service children’s experiences
- Good practice case studies and films
- Resources for Service children
Supporting the delivery of SSCE Cymru events, such as:
- Supporting Service children funding webinars
- SSCE Cymru Network Webinars
Representing Service children at relevant events/meetings, such as:
- SCiP Alliance Hub Cymru
- MOD Local Authority Partnership (LAP) meetings
- Local authority action plan meetings
- SCiP Alliance Thriving Lives Conference.
The Regional School Liaison Officers (RSLOs) for Service children, will work with any ambassadors who support SSCE Cymru activities, to ensure they feel happy, safe, confident and well prepared.
Who can be a Service children ambassador?
Any child or young person who;
1) has a connection to the Armed Forces and
2) is currently in education in Wales.
How does a Service child become an ambassador?
Schools can contact their RSLO or SSCECymru@wlga.gov.uk with the following information about any children and young people that are interested in becoming an ambassador.
- Pupil/s name
- Year group/s
- School name
- Local authority
- Service child’s connection to the Armed Forces (i.e. Mother is currently serving in the RAF)
- How to contact the ambassador/s (i.e. through school contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
The RSLO will then get in touch with the new ambassador, through the school contact, to discuss activities they can get involved with.