This report shares the results of the Royal Air Force Families Federation survey on childcare needs in RAF families.
To support the continued policy focus on childcare for Armed Forces families, the RAF Families Federation conducted a survey during 2020 to ensure that up-to-date evidence on the needs of RAF families was available. We welcome the recent positive developments introduced to address some of the challenges for Armed Forces families including Flexible Working and Flexible Service, the Wrap-Around Childcare pilot scheme and the rollout of the new RAF Childcare Delivery Procurement Strategy to all stations. An expanded Childcare Support Team in DCYP will also focus attention and resources on this important topic. We look forward to seeing the longer term benefits to the RAF family of these initiatives.
RAF Families Federation, 2021. RAFFF Childcare Survey Report 2021. Available at: <https://www.raf-ff.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RAF-FF-Childcare-Survey-Report-2021.pdf>.