Support for armed forces families


Serving personnel and their families should always contact their Unit Welfare Officer (UWO) in the first instance if they have a welfare issue. The UWOs and their teams have the experience and expertise to help, and most problems can be resolved quickly and efficiently.  The serving community is also catered for by the Army Welfare Service (AWS) and two service charities, The Royal British Legion (TRBL) and SSAFA. Your UWO will be able to guide you in the event of these organisations being required in helping you resolve your welfare issue.

The school works closely with the Welfare Service and is happy to support community events when needed. Should you have any concerns that you wish to discuss with school contact Mrs Tracey Tee, the Assistant Headteacher Inclusion or Mrs Deby Day, the Headteacher.

NHS Information


If you are a family member of someone who is or was in the armed forces, there are many ways you can get support if you need it. This includes dedicated services and charities who provide support and advice to help you manage any issues caused by armed forces life.

It is important to know you will not be turned away by those who can give you the support you need, and any concerns you have will not be rejected.

If you are a family member looking to find services or support dedicated to helping a serving personnel, reservist or veteran in your family, you can find more information including:

The Armed Forces Covenant

If you have problems accessing or receiving care due to being an armed forces family member, the Armed Forces Covenant can help.

The Armed Forces Covenant aims to remove disadvantages so you and your family can receive healthcare fairly. They can support you through several issues, including:

  • access to healthcare
  • education and family well-being
  • having a home
  • starting a new career
  • financial assistance
  • accessing discounted services

The Armed Forces Covenant works with services, charities and organisations to make sure you get the support you need. This includes the Navy, Army and RAF welfare support organisations and information services.

Armed Forces Covenant: Support and advice for families.

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