What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
The Armed Forces Covenant recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Since the Covenant was published in May 2011, the Government, Devolved Administrations, stakeholders and partner charities have been busy. A number of commitments have been delivered, including introducing the Community Covenant and launching the Corporate Covenant.
Armed Forces Covenant Achievements
What Does the Covenant Mean to You?
The MOD has published information leaflets for serving personnel, families and Veterans, outlining how the Covenant can help them. There are also interesting case studies. If you feel you have been disadvantaged accessing public services, these leaflets will help to identify where to go to address the disadvantage. Click here to read the documents.
Click here to read the Armed Forces Covenant Myth Buster article, which explains what the Covenant is and what it is not.
Monitoring the Covenant
The Defence Secretary has a statutory obligation to report annually on the disadvantages faced by the Armed Forces community, ensuring that all future Governments will be held to account on the delivery and strengthening of the Covenant. Click here to read the latest reports on the Armed Forces Covenant.