WHEN it comes to looking after the interests of your children in Scotland, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), is the charity.

Through its children & family support service, RCET can support you and your family through every stage of your child’s education should you need it, with anything from school uniforms and after-school activities through to living expenses for college or university.

The service is used predominantly by veteran families, and extra support is available for families in real crisis with items such as furniture or emergency supplies. 

RCET can also support your child in education too. It chairs the board of the Service Children’s Progression Alliance in Scotland, whose mission is to champion the progression of service children. Its education programme provides resources, advice and training for teachers and other professionals on how to best support your child in the classroom both practically and emotionally.  

RCET also second a member of staff to the Association of Directors of Education Scotland as its national transitions officer, working with various organisations to make the process of transition smoother and more easily understood for you. Good news if you’re posted to Scotland for the first time. 

There’s opportunity for young people themselves to get involved too. RCET’s youth participation project puts young people’s voices at the heart of everything that it does. Your young people have the opportunity to share their experiences and work together to deliver positive change for themselves, and future generations of forces families in local groups across Scotland. 

To find out more, visit rcet.org.uk or call 0131 322 7350.

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