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Upcoming SSCE Cymru events Ministry of Defence (MOD) Local Authority Partnership (LAP)

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Local Authority Partnership (LAP)

15/09/2021 1/01/0001

Date: Wednesday 15th September

Time: 10:00-12:00

Venue: Virtual


What is the purpose of MOD LAP?

The primary purpose of MOD LAP is to give LAs an opportunity to come together, share good practice and discuss the support that can be offered by the LA to Service children in education.

Who organises MOD LAP?

The meetings will be hosted and chaired by DCYP and SSCE Cymru.

Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) – An MOD department that focus on all issues related to Service children and young people.

SSCE Cymru – A WLGA programme focused on understanding the needs of Service children in education in Wales and supporting schools in mitigating any disadvantage.

Agenda items include:

- SSCE Cymru update (data, funding, SCiP Alliance Thriving Lives toolkit conference)
- DCYP update (Education Support Fund)
- Regional School Liaison Officer activities
- Childcare
- Local authority action plan.


Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."


"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."


"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times it’s just a normal thing now."


"It's ok talking over skype and that but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."


"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, its adventurous and exciting."


"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."


"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."


"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."


"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."


"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."


"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there’, but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"


"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."


"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."


"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."