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It’s been nearly 20 years since the UK’s data protection laws were last updated, however that is all set to change in May 2018, with the Data Protection Act (DPA) being replaced by the European Union (EU)s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is the GDPR...

Armed Forces spouses can now add development coaching to the list of opportunities available from Recruit for Spouses (RfS), alongside help with CV’s, job matching and preparing for an interview. With more employers turning to RfS to fill their vacancies, they have partnered with BAE Systems...

Recently, the Naval Families Federation has been working with a variety of national organisations to highlight how they can support Naval Service spouses when it comes to employment. Barclays are an example of an employer who are now offering Flexible Working in various roles, and we...

The Armed Forces Covenant aims to honour the sacrifices the Armed Forces Community make to keep us safe, including those of Families. The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report details some of the successes the Covenant has had over the past year, including in the key areas...

In September 2017 the UK Government introduced a new Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme to replace all salary sacrifice schemes introduced from 1989. As a result the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Childcare Voucher scheme, currently run by Sodexo, will close to new joiners on 31 March 2018. If you...

The Future Accommodation Model (FAM) is under development right now. The FAM Pilot is due to be launched from December 2018 and will operate at a few selected sites to test parts of the new FAM policy. A number of key decisions relating to the Pilot have been made by the Ministry...

Stalking is defined as repeated and unwanted behaviour that causes the victim alarm and distress. It is often thought of as a crime only against women, but 1 in 6 women and 1 in 12 men will be subject to stalking at some point in...

With the unpredictable nature of Naval life, lots of pressure is put on families and a feeling of isolation can be common. There is a lot of research which says that singing in groups helps to alleviate stress and improve mental health, as well as...

The Royal Navy employs a diverse workforce with over 700 of her sailors originating from Commonwealth nations. In March 2015, a group of Caribbean sailors from Portsmouth formed a network with the aim of providing support for each other and their families in the UK and...