Covenant in action

Defence Secretary and O2 team up for 2000th signing of Armed Forces Covenant

18 December, 2017

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that 2,000 organisations have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2017

The sixth Armed Forces Covenant annual report was laid before Parliament on 18 December. In parallel, O2 became the 2000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant. The annual report is a summary of the major achievements of the Armed Forces Covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments.   Also available is an annual report synopsis document and […]

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Research to improve delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant across Great Britain

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has commissioned research organisations Shared Intelligence and NatCen, to look in to how organisations, excluding local authorities and government departments, are delivering pledges under the Armed Forces Covenant in Great Britain. The decision to commission this research came about from the impact of FiMT’s Our Community-Our Covenant report and the […]

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Veterans Oyster photocard

If you are a veteran in receipt of payments under the War Pensions Scheme, or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, you may be eligible for concessionary travel within London.  Read more about it on the TFL website.

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7 Things you need to know about Service Pupil Premium

Service Pupil Premium (SPP) was introduced in England under the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of the impact of service life on children. Parents have until 18th January 2018 to ensure their school has been notified of their child’s status in order to be eligible for Service Pupil Premium – the SPP factsheet provides more […]

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RAF Families Federation dispersed family project survey

The RAF Families Federation are running a project on RAF Dispersed Families – those who live 10 or more miles away from their duty station.  The online survey is now live, and can be found on the RAF Families Federation website.   We would like to encourage as many eligible RAF personnel and their spouses or partners […]

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Naval Families Federation supporting service children

The Naval Families Federation (NFF) has been raising awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the unique challenges faced by service families for many years. One of the important aspects of this work is our engagement with schools. One of our success stories is the Portsmouth Schools Cluster Group, known as ‘Pompey’s Military Kids’ which […]

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The Covenant in the Community Conference 2018

We are happy to announce that the Covenant in the Community Conference is planned for 22 February 2018 at the Whitehall Conference Centre at No. 1 Victoria Street, London. This is your opportunity to hear the latest Covenant news, ask questions of a senior panel from the MOD, charitable and local government sectors, participate in […]

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SSAFA adoption support service

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides a national registered adoption agency, supporting members of the armed forces who wish to create a family through adoption. SSAFA have produced a useful leaflet called ‘Thinking about adoption‘.

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