There are lots of orgaisations who ca provide support to families with military connections.  The Education Advisory Team can provide advice and guidance relating to school issues.  The family federations (AFF, RAF FF and NFF) provide interesting guides and up to date information for families.  There are also organisations such as the Service Children’s Community Choir which provide pastoral support for children and young people.  Of course I am also here to support you so please do reach out and contact me.

Service Children Community Choir

Bringing Service children together to sing and perform. High-quality music tuition.


A charity that helps families with young children. Our friendly and caring volunteers understand the joys, frustrations and challenges of bringing up children


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need.

Reading Force

One of the best things about reading books is sharing and talking about them with family and friends – and if you have a family member or friend in the Armed Forces then Reading Force is for you! Whether your loved ones are at home or away, all can get involved.


The Education Advisory Team (EAT) (UK), contactable at, is part of DCS. It provides professional information, advice and guidance regarding the education of Service Children in the UK.


The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the independent voice of Army personnel and their families. We work to improve the quality of life for the Army family, wherever you are in the world.


The RAF Families Federation provides an independent voice for all personnel (single, married or in a partnership) and all of your families.


Providing support, driving change and championing RN and RM serving families as they navigate both serving and civilian life challenges.

Send Inclusion

Support in schools for children with special educational needs, and specialist SEND hubs.

Armed Forces Education Trust

The Armed Forces Education Trust is a charity working for children and young adults whose education has been compromised or put at risk as a result of parents’ past or current service in our Armed Forces. The grants they give make a difference to young lives, helping improve their educational opportunities or supporting special skills or talents.

Navy Children's Charity

The Naval Children’s Charity has been helping Naval Children since 1825, for nearly 200 years. If you serve or have served in the Naval Service (Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, Reserves or Royal Fleet Auxiliary) and you have a child/children up to and including the age of 25 we may be able to help you.

Scotty's Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a British charity supporting children whose parents have died while serving in the armed forces. It was founded in 2010 by Mrs Nikki Scott.

Dandelion Military Families

A grassroots organisation committed to improving military parental mental health and early parenthood experiences for the Tri-service community.

Early Help

Support in schools for children with special educational needs, and specialist SEND hubs.


SENDIASS North Yorkshire is a service for parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves. It is impartial, which means it is not bias and gives confidential information, advice and support that is arms length to the Local Authority.

Huggable Heroes

Huggable Heroes® are for Everyone! Everyone has someone special in their lives that they miss. Whether it be a bereavement, relationship breakdown, missing bedtime due to long shifts/work commitments or children struggling to settle into nursery/school, Huggable Heroes® will help.