Welcome to the Supporting Service Children in Education Wales website

Our mission is to provide the best possible educational support to children, by ensuring education professionals understand the issues Service children in Wales may face. The project is a Welsh Local Government Association project initially funded by the MOD Education Support Fund and funded by Welsh Government for 2019.

Since the project began in 2014 we have worked with schools, local authorities, Welsh Government, education professionals, Armed Forces families and support organisations to gather their views and experiences, build our networks across Wales and continue to raise awareness and understanding. We have developed guidance and digital resources for schools and families, ran conferences and stakeholder days and commissioned research to better understand the needs of Service children in education.

You can find a range of resources and links on this site.

Download a copy of the SSCE flyer here.

Definition of a Service child

•A child who has one or both parents currently serving in the armed forces
•A child whose parent/s have served in the armed forces within the last six years (Veteran), or
•A child whose parent/s are currently serving as Reservists.

SSCE Mission

Knowledge and evidence

Conduct and commission research into the experiences of Service children in education - to help identify where they experience additional challenges. Use the findings of research to frame the focuses and work of SSCE Cymru.

Activity and resources

Working with schools, local authorities, charities and support organisations to produce resources that will help professionals support Service children throughout their education.

Impacting policy and systems

Work with Welsh Government to ensure the mission of SSCE Cymru is understood. Provide evidence to recognise the impact policy has on Service children.




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