Moving to civilian life can hit like a tornado for some children from armed forces families across Scotland and beyond.
We understand that while some will make a smooth transition, others may find it worrying, overwhelming and disorientating.
But you can help…Find out what you can do to help
We understand that there are times when life in a forces family can lead to financial hardship. Our grant-giving programmes provide a little financial support when it matters most, in times of financial crisis for families, and to help children and young people realise their potential and thrive.
We know life in a forces family can have a big impact on how everyone in the family can feel, especially during times of deployment and transition. We work directly with children and young people to help them better understand and improve mental health & wellbeing to realise potential and thrive.
Children and young people from forces families have told us that teachers don’t always understand how to best support them at school. We provide help to overcome unique challenges to education and learning as well as support teachers better understand the lives led by forces children to help them realise potential and thrive.Find out more about education and learning
When a family member decides to leave the Armed Forces, it’s a huge period of transition and change for the entire family. We have launched a pilot project, called Mindful Connections, which supports veteran families to make a successful transition to civilian life.Find out more about family support
We recognise the unique experiences of children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families as our most valuable asset and we ensure their voice is at the heart of all our decision-making.Strategy 2022/25