Service Child Voice
Our vision is for policymaking and practice to be informed by evidence at the heart of which are the voices of Service children; a diverse group with unique experiences. The SCiP Alliance Listening To Learn report highlighted how deliberate, open, child-centred, change-oriented listening enhances the transformative effect of our work. It was the culmination of the Year of the Service Child Voice, a programme of investigation to improve our understanding of how those supporting the children of armed forces families and veterans put children’s voices at the heart of all they do.
A great example is the Creative Forces model of university outreach, which brings young people together to talk to each other, to university students from Armed Forces families and to their teachers about what helps them.
The SCiP Alliance Interim Management Group will develop a strategy for facilitating the community to build on this initial work and a new project for 2021-22 is in the Discovery phase.