One of the ways in which we are able to capture evidence about how you are finding life as part of a Serving family is by carrying out anonymous surveys. We take your feedback to those in positions of power – the Chain of Command, Government Ministers, other Government departments, local authorities and civilian service providers. This enables decision makers to take your views into account.

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Current survey

The NFF wants to hear about your experiences from serving overseas. Please complete our first overseas survey! We welcome separate responses from Service Personnel, Spouses and Civil Partners.

Have your say

Success stories

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Relationship Support

We asked you whether you felt that there was a need for more relationship support and hundreds of you told us your views via our survey.


You made a difference

We presented our evidence to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), and they are now working in partnership with Relate to offer Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families’ FREE access to counselling services. If you want to access this counselling service please click here.

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Future of Accommodation

The MOD are making changes to the future of accommodation (click here for more information). In order to inform the development of what they have called the Future of Accommodation Model, we consulted you via our survey.


Your voice heard

Thousands of you shared your opinions. The results can be read it full here and have been CRUCIAL in the accommodation consultation process, ensuring that Naval Service Families’ views are heard and taken into account.


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We asked you what you felt about childcare provision as Royal Navy and Royal Marines families living across the UK and overseas.


You made a difference

It was clear from your responses that cost and flexibility were key issues, we raised this directly with the Chain of Command. We also passed the results to the Armed Forces Families & Safeguarding (AFFS – formally Directorate Children and Young People DCYP)

who have taken them into consideration in the development of the MOD’s FIRST Childcare Policy. We are following up with AFFS some specific issues for lone parents and dual serving couples.

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Wearing of Unearned Medals

We were invited by the House of Commons Defence Select Committee to give your views about the wearing of unearned medals and the proposals brought forward by the Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill (more information here).


Your voice heard

Our findings were used in the House of Commons debate, were featured on BBC news, broadsheet newspapers and were published in their final report which you can read here.

Missed your chance to fill in these surveys?

You can still share your thoughts by contacting us.