The Supporting Service Children in Education Project was established in 2014 following a successful bid into the MOD Education Support fund. The WLGA established a new all-Wales project officer post to focus on the absence of available data and level of awareness in schools/local authorities across Wales; regarding the potential impacts of mobility and deployment of the children of armed forces personal, veterans and reservists.
The first year established a baseline picture for Wales, exploring some of the challenges to data collection and levels of awareness via a Wales Data Unit study, and focused on the development of resources for schools, local authorities and parents. Since then the project has received continued funding to develop the work across Wales, establishing a website, virtual network, video resources and currently organising the first all Wales Service Children in Education Conference for spring 2017.
For more information contact: Laura Bryon
Link: Supporting Service Children in Education Wales