Updated : August 1, 2022 3 mins read
Updated : August 1, 2022 3 mins read
We have launched a new vision to reach and support greater numbers of children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland. We have worked directly with children and young people to ensure their lived experience and views are at the heart of our new three-year strategy, which is something we are very proud to share with you.
Together we have shaped six strategic priorities to drive our ambitious plans forward to become the sector leading charity supporting children and young from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland.Download Strategy 2022-25
Setting goals to measure the success of our new strategy
Over the next three years, we would like to make significant progress in creating big changes across the sector. To help us achieve our aim, we need to realise a measurable expansion of our work and sustainable growth as a charity. Therefore, we have set some goals to help measure the success of our strategic plan.
We will have helped achieve big changes
We will have evidenced a significant increase in our role in influencing big policy and practice changes. Furthermore, we will have demonstrated the outcomes and impact of this work and will be leading the sector in delivering the changes required.
We will have built more partnerships
We will have established 10 new partnerships with organisations who share our values, across a range of sectors which engage with children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families. We will do this to maximise impact as well as to enhance reach and influence.
We will have set a new standard
We will become the go-to charity when it comes to working directly with children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families to co-produce impactful projects and services across Scotland which serve to achieve big changes.
We will have enhanced our reputation
We will reach and engage greater numbers within professional and military sectors to provide our breadth of expertise to support those working with children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland.
Expand our staff team
We will increase our staffing capacity by 25%
Reach more children and young people
We will aim to engage with 1,000 more children and young people through our work. This includes 300 more children between the ages of five and 11 and 100 more young people whose voices are seldom heard. We want to have reached 10% of the Armed Forces children and young people population within Scotland.
Reach more families, professionals and civilians
We will have reached professionals, family members and civilians through our new website and
have engaged people through our training and resources
Provide direct support to more children, young people and families
We will have reached 2,000 young people through our Your Mind Matters mental health and wellbeing digital platform, and a further 450 through face-to-face support. We will have worked with 300 families through our new family support service and have supported 20 additional grant recipients through our new leaving home fund.
Increase our ability to measure and report on impact
We will have developed our outcomes framework to measure what big changes really mean for children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland, for Forces Children Scotland, and the wider sector.
Maximise our fundraising
We will maximise our fundraising in compliance with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising and will commit to best practice, as outlined within the Fundraising Code of Practice. We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, ensuring that they also comply with this Code of Practice.
Join us to become a force for big changes
The changes children and young people need cannot be achieved by one organisation. Please join us in working together to improve outcomes for children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families.
To explore partnership opportunities with us, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Laura Falconer: firstname.lastname@example.org