RESOURCES

This section of the SSCECymru website includes links to websites that can provide further information and support for Service Children and their families.

SSCE films:

Service children with ALN report

A short film

Organisational support

Priory Church in Wales Primary School

Service children's stories

Children and Young People

MEIC Cymru
Need information? Want advice? MEIC Cymru is a Wales based free advice and advocacy service. That can provide advice whatever the situation.
http://meiccymru.org/

Military Kids Connect
An online forum for Armed Forces kids from across the world, with useful information, advice, games and more.
http://militarykidsconnect.dcoe.mil/

Children’s Commissioner Wales
Human rights support and advice for Children and Young People.
http://www.childcomwales.org.uk/

Military Kids Club Heroes (MKC)
A peer mentoring initiative for Service children started in Plymouth, that has Kids Clubs around the UK, including Llantwit Major High School in the Vale of Glamorgan and Prendergast Primary in Haverfordwest.
http://www.plymouthcurriculum.swgfl.org.uk/hmsheroes/

Little Troopers
Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. They provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected.
http://www.littletroopers.net/

Moving Schools Pack
A guide for parents on supporting your child when moving between schools and an activity pack to help children prepare for moving school.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/moving-school-packs

Reading Force: a shared reading initiative for Forces families
Using books to bring Service children and families closer together. Their shared reading initiative encourages families to read, talk, and scrapbook about a book, improving communication and enriching relationships with books and each other.
http://www.readingforce.org.uk/

Education Information

Child Education Advisory Service (CEAS)
Information and support to Service families and eligible MOD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas.
https://www.gov.uk/childrens-education-advisory-service

Pupil Information Profile (PIP)
A transfer document which contains information that supports a young person’s future learning. Schools are encouraged to use it as a helpful tool when the child is about to move to another school. It is intended to support continuous learning by identifying the pupil’s current and future learning needs.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-information-profile-for-military-service-children

ELSA
Emotional Literacy Support website with online resources for teachers and support staff.
http://www.elsa-support.co.uk/emotional-support-for-the-children-of-the-armed-forces/

Estyn
Schools inspectorate for Wales.
http://www.estyn.gov.uk/

Welsh Government Guidance on education
http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/publications/guidance/?lang=en

Wales School Admissions Code
http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/schoolshome/admissions-and-appeals-code/?lang=en

Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance
UK-wide alliance leading on supporting service children into and through further and higher education.
https://www.scipalliance.org/

SNAP Cymru
Provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs or disabilities.
http://www.snapcymru.org/

Royal Caledonian Educational Trust
Working to promote awareness of needs of Service Children in Scotland.
http://www.rcet.org.uk/

Supporting Service Children in State Schools
Handbook produced for state schools in England, providing support and advice regarding Service Children.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/service-children-in-state-schools-handbook/service-children-in-state-schools-handbook-2013

 

Families Advice

HIVE
An information network available to all members of the Service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependents and civilians employed by the Services.
https://www.army.mod.uk/personnel-and-welfare/hives/

HIVE CHEPSTOW & INNSWORTH
http://chepstowhive.blogspot.co.uk/

HIVE ST ATHAN
http://www.stathanhive.blogspot.co.uk/

Ministry of Defence (MOD) – support services
A list of support services and advice for armed forces personnel, veterans and their families on UK government website.
https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/families/support-services-for-military-and-defence-personnel-and-their-families

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity
Offering support and advice to serving and former armed forces personnel and their families.
https://www.ssafa.org.uk/

Army Families Federation (AFF)
Supporting army families.
http://www.aff.org.uk/

Royal Air Force Families’ Federation (RAFFF)
Supporting RAF families.
http://www.raf-ff.org.uk/

Royal Navy Families Federation
Supporting Navy families.
http://www.nff.org.uk/

The Royal British Legion
Helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, comradeship and representation as well as being the Nation's custodian of Remembrance.
https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

Veterans UK
Provides support and advice for armed forces veterans and their families.
http://www.veterans-uk.info/index.htm

Counselling
A UK wide directory of qualified counsellors and practical information, advice and support.
http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

Samaritans
A confidential support line for anyone who needs someone to talk to or help and advice.
http://www.samaritans.org/

Armed Forces Community Covenant

The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.

Armed Forces Package of Support Wales
http://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/communities/safety/armedforces/package-of-support/?lang=en

Armed Forces Community Covenants in Wales
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-covenants-in-wales

Armed Forces Covenant Fund
UK wide funding to provide support and encourage collaboration and integration between Service personnel and their families and the community.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund

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