Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Cymru is a Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) programme initially funded by the MOD’s Education Support Fund and funded by Welsh Government from 2019.
Since the programme began in 2014, SSCE Cymru has worked with schools, children and young people, Local authorities, Welsh Government, education professionals, Armed Forces families and support organisations to gather their views and experiences, build networks across Wales and raise awareness and understanding of the experiences of children of Armed Forces personnel. SSCE Cymru has developed guidance and digital resources for schools and families, hosted conferences and stakeholder days and commissioned research to better understand the needs of Service children in education.
SSCE Cymru has recently launched a new School Toolkit, to provide schools, Local authorities and education professionals with information on the experiences of Service children. As well as help them understand the support that is available to assist them with supporting Service children in the best possible way.
The Toolkit was produced with the support of the SSCE Cymru network, who provided and checked the content to ensure the most relevant and accurate information is provided.
There is lots of useful information on the SSCE Cymru website, which may be of use to those living in Wales and further afield.