Children

Armed Forces Day

Site covering all that is taking place to celebrate Armed Forces day - find events or hold your own!

Army Families Federation

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the independent voice of Army families and works hard to improve the quality of life for Army families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the Army lifestyle.

Childcare for service children

Information on childcare for service families within the UK and overseas.

Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS): further information

Enabling service children and young people to fulfil their potential through education and services that are inspirational, exciting and safeguarded.

Education in the UK for service children

Information regarding aspects of education for service children in the UK, this will vary depending on where they live or may move to.

Education overseas for service children

The education provision for service children overseas can be categorised as Ministry of Defence (MOD) schools or non MOD schools locations.

Forces Childrens Trust

As a charity we are devoted to working together to help children in need whose father or mother has died, or has sustained life-changing injuries, whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces or Civilian Forces

Forces Net

Kind of like the BBC but specifically for the forces. Lots of news, information and general knowledge about the forces, what they do & what's going on.

Higher education for service children

Key information about higher education for service children including funding, applying for university and top tips.

Little Troopers

Little Troopers provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected and bonded even when miles apart.

MOD support fund for schools with service children: grant application pack

Grant available for school with a lot of military children in attendance, different to the Service Pupil Premium. This must be applied for & the last round ends Spetember 30th 2019.

RAF Air Cadets

A UK wide cadet scheme for 12-20 year olds, sponsored by the RAF. Includes flying, gliding, adventure training, D of E award, sports and so forth. Also has holiday camps in the UK and overseas.
Also has a volunteering option for over 20s to help run the Cadets

RAF HIVE

The RAF HIVEs Service provides an information and welfare referral service to the Armed Services community, including serving Personnel, their families, veterans, Reservists, and civilians on Station.
The HIVEs can support you on: relocating, local station and civilian facilities, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities, places of interest.

RAF Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum’s purpose is to tell the story of the RAF through its people and collections. Family friendy wth lots of kids activities. Based in Cosford & London.
FREE admission!

Reading Force

A shared reading initiative encourages families to read, talk, and scrapbook about a book, improving communication and enriching relationships with books and each other – one page at a time.

SSVC

As a member of the British Forces you can access BFBS TV and Radio and other BFBS services wherever you are based across the globe. BFBS TV and Radio is available via satellite, local transmission systems and streamed on the internet.
Grants are also available for providing amenities where public funds are not available.

Scotties Little Soldiers

Support offered to the children includes fun activities such as holiday breaks and group events, personal development assistance through educational grants and access to professional bereavement counselling

Service Pupil Premium (SPP)

Service personnel with children in state schools must notify schools of their eligibility for the Service Pupil Premium (SPP). Useful for parents & carers to understand the guidance that is being given

Service children in state schools (SCISS) handbook

The handbook is a guide for teachers and other professionals, to the specific issues relating to the needs of children of service personnel. Useful for parents & carers to understand the guidance being given to teachers etc.

Soldiers of Oxfordshire

A museum about the links between the military and it's presence in Oxfordshire

Tickets for Troops

Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families.