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 […]
Covenant in action
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 […]
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.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that 2,000 organisations have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The College of Policing have published updated vetting guidance so spouses and dependants of service personnel will no longer fail the residency requirements due to time spent overseas when applying to work for the Police 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‘.