Sharing best Practice to Support Service Children
The experiences of Service families are quite different from those in civilian life and, at times, these may have very significant impacts upon them. Their specific needs, and those of their children are frequently overlooked because of a lack of understanding of the pressures placed upon them and the context in which they live.
SCSN is an independent, non-profit, social enterprise. We are a group of education and welfare professionals who work collaboratively with the Service community and associated organisations to encourage and facilitate the provision of high-quality support to Service children and their families. We believe it is vital that other professionals are made aware of the challenges that can arise as a result of Service life and the potential impacts that they can have on children and their educational attainment if they are to support them effectively.
A number of organisations and individual professionals continue to conduct research into Service life and it's impacts and influences on Service families and children. However, paractitioners who work with Service families will know that it is often difficult to find and access related research material. SCSN gives researchers the opportunity to share their findings with the intention of assisting other professionals when they are considering how they can improve support to Service children.
The SCSN Annual Conference will take place on Tuesday 27th November
2012 at the Warwickshire County Cricket Club, The County Ground,
Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7QU.
Coffee and Registration from 09.30 Finish 16.00
This one-day National Conference will focus on the impacts of mobility and transitions on Service children and their families and will examine how schools, local authorities and other professionals
can help to mitigate them effectively. Booking Form.
The judges certainly had their work cut out trying to choose between all the wonderful pictures entered this year! But at last SCSN are delighted to announce the results and publish the winning entries. Working in collaboration with the RAF Museum, thes competition was open to all Service Children (a child who has a parent or guardian who is a serving member of HM Forces or the Reserve Forces of the UK) up to a maximum of 18 years of age. The winners were invited to attend the prize giving at the RAF Museum in August.
A new book, "Service Children: A Guide for Education and
Professionals" has been launched with the specific
fellow professionals understand the issues that Service families and
their children face. It discusses Mobility and Transition, Parental
Deployment on Military Operations, Continuity of Education and a number
of other significant issues that they are likely to encounter
when working with Service children. Supported by research and case studies, it describes examples of best practice, offers practical advice and outlines strategies that have been shown to be effective when
working in this field.
SCSN offers training, support and advice to professionals working with Service children and their families in the following areas: Parental Deployment, Transition and Mobility, Bereavement and Trauma Support, SEN, EAL, Continuity of Education. SCSN can also advise on Working in Partnership with Parents, the Pupil Premium, Practical Projects for Schools, Strategic Management, Achievement and Learning, Child and Adolescent mental health issues and Early Years.The SCSN training team are able to deliver bespoke training packages, in your area, to meet your specific needs. Let us know what YOU need... - SCSN Training Team