This briefing paper details the key findings of research that explores the impact of parental deployment on the well-being of children.
Until this point, the deployment-related wellbeing of British Army children in the pre-school year (aged 3 – 4 years) has been overlooked in research. This is despite increasing national and international recognition that parental deployment can have a profound impact on young service children alongside a worldwide recognition of the importance of early childhood experiences to later development. This absence of such research has been problematic, particularly in terms of accurately informing educational, social and Armed Forces policy and practice for this specific age group of children.
Normile, G., 2021. The impact of parental deployment on the wellbeing of British Army children in the pre-school year. Research Briefing.