Opportunity to Support Service Children  

Future U are pleased to promote an opportunity to engage with the Lancashire and North West Service Children’s Progression Alliance (SCiP) to support service children, young people and their families within education and the wider community. 

The aim of the Alliance is to bring people together to improve educational outcomes for children from Armed Forces families so that they can make informed and confident transitions through further and higher education into thriving adult lives and careers. 

This is something that is particularly significant to our local area, as the 2011 Census showed that across Lancashire there were 2,214 residents who stated they were employed by the armed forces. Throughout the county there are a recorded 1,137 service children in receipt of pupil premium (Lancashire County Council, 2019). In this area of England Lancaster and Fleetwood, Wigan and Blackpool South remain in the UK’s top ten constituency areas for recruiting personnel to the armed forces (House of Commons, 2019) making the north one of the largest areas for recruitment of armed forces personnel. 

To help support these young people, we would like to invite colleagues from Higher and Further Education providers, as well school senior leadership teams to attend a meeting on 9th December 2020 

The programme for the meeting is below: 

13.30 Welcome and overview of the afternoon – Celia Hynes (UCLan)

13.40 The SCiP Alliance and it’s objectives – Kath Lawrence (SCiP)

14.00 What challenges do service CYP face, film and discussion – Becky Steel (UCLan) & the children of Weeton Primary School

14.30 The role of the Armed forces Hub across Lancashire – Ian Barber (Project Lead)

14.50 Engaging with your local council – Kieran Curran & Sarah Jones (LCC)

15.10 Q&A

15.30 Next Steps – Celia Hynes (UCLan)

If you would like to attend please sign up here.

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