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Research paper: The effect of non-operational family separations on family functioning and well-being among Royal Navy/Royal Marines families

A new study (published in February 2019) examines the impact of non-operational separation on Naval families and makes recommendations for future research and practical interventions.

School admissions advice for parents in England: a video by Hampshire County Council

Support for parents navigating school admissions with advice from experts in Hampshire County Council and the Army Families Federation

AFF Listening to our Service Children survey

AFF surveyed Army personnel and their families to ask about their views on the impact of Service life on Army children. The survey focused primarily on the experiences of parents and their perceptions of their children’s experiences.

Case Study: Herne Junior School

This junior school, 20 miles from Portsmouth and educating a few Royal Navy families, identified a need to bring its Service children together to share their identity and experiences with each other and with their peers. The school worked with parents to secure additional funding for an artistic project.

E-Learning module about Service families by Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant

The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership have developed an e-learning module entitled The Armed Forces Covenant for Frontline Staff which explains the context for Service families.

Why it helps Service children to meet other Service children at events like Creative Forces #YOTSCV

Secondary school students talk about the benefits of discussing their experiences with others from Service families at events such as Creative Forces

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