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Friday, 7 February 2020

DCYP: pilot launch of a new Education Overseas Supportability form

There has been on-going work around how the Directorate of Children and Young People (DCYP) assess children’s educational supportability prior to an overseas posting. Currently the Pupil Information Profile (PIP) has been used for this purpose.

FANDF 30th Anniversary Families Survey Report

To mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum, the FANDF committee has conducted a survey of issues faced by serving Forces families with additional needs and disability. The resulting report, Families Fighting On, has now been published. 
The Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF) provide families and individuals with an opportunity to discuss ways of ensuring that both children and adults with additional needs and disabilities have access to the best support available.​

Service Leavers' Guide - Jan 20 version

For the Service Leavers' Guide please follow the link


Valentines Day and Defence Discount Service

10% 20% and even 40% on various gift ideas and days out with Defence Discount Service.

Click here for more details https://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk/

Amongst the businesses offering discounts:

and many many more...

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Monday, 27 January 2020

Thursday, 23 January 2020


Last year, 27% of sampled Service spouses/civil partners expressed their views about being part of an Army family. The evidence provided by this survey is made even more compelling if greater numbers reply.

The Army’s aim is to provide spouses and civil partners of Service personnel with an avenue to communicate directly with the senior leadership who are in a position to change military policy. Since FamCAS has been active, it has played a role in the formation and direction of numerous initiatives and projects. This is the only consistent and systematic method used for capturing information on the families of our service personnel. We therefore, highly value your input.
If your spouse/civil partner has been invited to participate please encourage them to complete the postal survey or go online via Google Chrome http://www.tools.mod.uk/survey-checker.html or by scanning the QR code and entering your Service number.

If you are unsure whether you have been invited to participate, please either scan the QR code or go online via Google Chrome http://www.tools.mod.uk/survey-checker.html. If you have not been selected to participate, so you can still leave feedback.

Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard

Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard

Military veterans to get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects 
and bring them closer to family and friends.
For the full article please click HERE

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