The Naval Childrens Charity, The Impact of Military Life on the Service Child and More.
In 2009, the Naval Children's Charity commissioned a seminal report into military children's lives. 'The Overlooked Casualties of Conflict'
offered a snapshot into so many families lives, detailing the difficulties faced towards the end of operations in Afghanistan.
The new report, 'The Impact of Military Life on the Service Child',
offers a new picture of the realities of growing up with a serving parent.
Much has changed. The number of active service people with children has risen, and social media has become an important tool for families to stay in touch.
Much has stayed the same. Deployment remains an acutely difficult period for children and parents, while many returning service people struggle in reintegrating into civilian life.
There's still much we don't know. What are the unique struggles faced by SEND children? Why aren't we asking military children directly about their experiences?
You can now read 'The Impact of Military Life on the Service Child' in full
or in summary
. You can also watch the online launch event
, featuring comment from The Second Sea Lord, experts from the Ministry of Defence, and the report's principal authors.
“It is our sincere hope that this research can make a tangible difference in the lives of military children everywhere”. Clare Scherer, Chief Executive Officer, Naval Children's Charity.