Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin

Family and Education

Family and Education

Families offer considerable support to those serving, or those who have served in the armed forces. There are specific initiatives under the Armed Forces Covenant to support family life in the armed forces and for veteran families.  Please check the Armed Forces Covenant website for more information and links:  https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/support-and-advice/families/

Telford and Wrekin council – link to applications for school places: https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20653/support_for_armed_forces_veterans_and_their_families/3900/schools_and_learning

Children’s Educational Advisory Service (CEAS) provides service families with expert and impartial advice and information about all aspects of children’s education in the UK and around the world: email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.gov.uk; helpline:  01980 618244 or 94344 8244. https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/the-childrens-education-advisory-service-ceas#contact-us

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) provides a single MOD focus for all issues related to service children and young people. For scope and links, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/directorate-children-and-young-people

Army Families Federation – independent advice and support for army families in many aspects including education, childcare, housing, employment and family life:  https://aff.org.uk/advice/education-childcare/

RAF Families Federation – provide independent advice and support for RAF families in many aspects including education and childcare, housing, employment, family life, etc.:  https://www.raf-ff.org.uk/education/

Naval Families Federation – confidential support and advice on various aspects including education, housing, employment and family life for the Naval Families https://nff.org.uk/education/

Service Children’s Progression Alliance website provides useful resources for any stage of education: https://www.scipalliance.org/resources

UCAS Guide for students with the armed forces background including veterans, spouses and children of armed forces families: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/individual-needs/students-uk-armed-forces-background

Royal British Legion produced best practice guides looking at ways to support Service children in school:  https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/campaigns-policy-and-research/best-practice-guides/support-for-service-children?seg=WPDW3B