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Military young carers urged to get support

Young carers from military families have launched a campaign in Fife schools to raise awareness and encourage greater numbers of young people with caring responsibilities to get support.   A group of young c...
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Free Little Troopers workshop for service children

Charity Little Troopers is inviting primary schools to sign up to a free virtual wellbeing and mindfulness workshop for service children on 7 July. Part of the Little Troopers at School programme, the two-ho...
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Families make memories on short break

A group of service families took to the great outdoors during the first short break of the year organised by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Calvert Trust in the Lake District was the destination for 22 ser...
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New exhibition: Tales of service children

A new exhibition will tell the stories of service children and their experiences of life in the military community. Running from 2 June to 24 November at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, the exhi...

Devolved nations – key differences in education

If you're an army family posted to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (NI), you’ll find that schooling is slightly different in each nation as their governments make the decisions on education. Emma Perrin, ...
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Your guide to the Overseas Nursery Authority

You may find that you accrue hidden childcare costs whilst living overseas, however, there are mechanisms in place to help offset some of these. AFF’s Education & Childcare Specialist Anna Hutchinson, tel...
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Can your teen help shed light on service life?

Forces Children Scotland is looking for teenagers from serving and veteran families to work together to develop a multi-media campaign to help people better understand what it’s like to be a forces child. Th...
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Adventures and opportunities at MOD schools overseas

Your children’s education is bound to be a priority if you’re posted overseas and, in some locations, schooling is provided by Defence Children Services. So what can your child expect if they’re enrolled at a...