Supporting Service Children in Education Wales is a project initially funded by the MOD Education Support Fund and funded by Welsh Government for 2019.
Since the project began in 2014 SSCE has worked with schools, local authorities, Welsh Government, education professionals, Armed Forces families and support organisations to gather their views and experiences, building networks across Wales and continuing to raise awareness and understanding. It has developed guidance and digital resources for schools and families, ran conferences and stakeholder days and commissioned research to better understand the needs of Service children in education.
The definition of a Service Child is one who has one or both parents currently serving in the armed forces; a child whose parent/s have served in the armed forces within the last six years (Veteran); or a child whose parent/s are currently serving as Reservists.
Information and tailored toolkits are available to help Service Children as they move into the region with their parents. Details can be found on the SSCE website.