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  • We are sometimes contacted by families who need to obtain a copy of their NHS medical records.   England There are two types of medical record you can ask to...

  • It’s important to register an additional need and/ or disability with the Chain of Command, so that they are aware that your family may require extra support sometimes. There are...

  • SSAFA Adoption Service is an independent adoption agency. Registered with OFSTED, the Scottish Care Commission and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (Northern Ireland), they are one of a network...

  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is one of several techniques available to help people with fertility problems have a baby. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published fertility guidelines that...

  • Any sudden death is a devastating event for children. When the death is that of a member of the Armed Forces there are additional difficulties to come to terms with...

  • Support for Care Leavers Young people who have been in care at any point in their childhood are more likely to face additional challenges in securing suitable employment and establishing...

  • Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, recently published a report looking at the lives and experiences of children who grow up in an Armed Forces family. The Naval Families...

  • NHS Dentists It can be difficult for both civilian families and serving families to access NHS dentistry in some areas. Here are links to help you to locate a dentist...

  • At the beginning of 2018, the Department of Health and the Department for Education released a Green Paper to consult on mental health provision for children and young people. It...

  • HALO survey The Helping Armed Forces Loved Ones Survey (the ‘HALO’ survey) aims to better understand the needs and experiences of people who are worried about the mental health of...

  • Mental health can affect anyone, regardless of age or circumstance. It is estimated that roughly a quarter of the population will suffer mental health problems at some stage in their...

  • Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey about mental health for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families. Your feedback is extremely valuable and helps us to represent...

  • 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...

  • The Naval Service Recovery Pathway (NSRP) delivers a conducive military environment for the management and support of Naval Service wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel in need of long term...

  • The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust provides wide ranging financial assistance to serving and ex-serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their dependants. Where...

  • As part of their commitment to their local Armed Forces Covenant, many local authorities have chosen to offer discounts to Serving personnel, and their families in some areas, so that...

  • The following is a brief overview of the Armed Forces Covenant. For more details about the changes that have already been implemented as a result of the Covenant, and how this can...

  • What do you know about the Armed Forces Covenant? Warwickshire County Council, on behalf of the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership has launched an innovative e-learning resource for...

  • Children and young people should be protected from inappropriate and excessive caring responsibilities so they can enjoy their childhoods, thrive and reach their potential.   Young carers from Armed Forces...

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