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  • The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and Relate have launched a free relationship counselling portal for Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their partners.

  • Are your dependent children declared on JPA? Declaring dependent Service Children on JPA can enable appropriate allowances to be obtained, enable paternity and adoption leave requests and can have an influence on allocation of service housing and potential assignments.

  • Supporting Children and Families during Deployment The Service Children’s Education (SCE) organisation has put together a number of resources to support families during these times. The SCE provide guidance which...

  • Domestic Abuse affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men and can impact anyone. Any victim of domestic abuse has the right to be supported and to stay safe.Find a list of organisations that can help here.

  • For the past 2 years, the NFF has been providing serving people and their families with book resources to help them during periods of separation and deployment. Thanks to your feedback and ongoing demand, RNRMC has kindly agreed to fund a continuation of the project.

  • A report was commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to look into inappropriate behaviour in the Armed Forces. Air Chief Marshal Wigston led the review and made 36 recommendations on how to investigate and deal with inappropriate behaviour within the Service.

  • The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) have produced a practical guide to help families understand the psychological and emotional dimensions of moving. The information is designed to help parents minimise the impact for their children and make the move as positive an experience as possi

  • We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Strengthening Families – By Your Side’, a new offer of support for all Royal Navy and Royal Marines families.

  • Navy Mews is to take a tired and unused office space and re-purpose it into bespoke, self-contained units for personnel in Portsmouth to retain contact with family.

  • Bringing up children can be a great joy, but also has its challenges, particularly during periods of separation. Sometimes undertaking a parenting course can help parents or carers to feel...

  • Pioneering research into the effects of ‘weekending’ - non-operational separations - on Naval Service families has been unveiled by the NFF at Admiralty House in London.

  • Reading Force is an initiative to provide free books and scrapbooks to Service children, to support and encourage Armed forces families with shared reading. Find out more about this charity organisation here.

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  • ‘Strengthening Families – By Your Side’, a new offer of support for all Royal Navy and Royal Marines families has launched. This programme aims to provide you with the right support, at the right time.

  • Here is a list of useful resources and other charities that offer support to Service parents and children whilst your serving person is away.

  • The days of lullabies, trips to the park and help with homework are over. You have gone from being a supervisor of your child’s life to a spectator as your...

  • We have produced a resource to help to support parents, carers and schools. You can download a copy here.

  • If you are living away from your family, here are some tried and tested tips from the experience of Royal Navy and Royal Marines families which may help you to navigate this time of separation.

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