Service Children Support Network Secure £280,000 from Government LIBOR Fund
On Armed Forces Day 2013, David Cameron announced that Buckinghamshire service children project Service Children Support Network has been granted £280,000 from the government LIBOR fund.
SCSN reports that the money will be used to recruit, train and employ five service family coordinators for Buckinghamshire for the next 12 months to work with early years, primary and secondary school children and to create an online course to provide support for all professionals working with service children and their families, now that SCSN has formed a partnership with the Open University.
SCSN’s first project in 2009 provided a dedicated family support coordinator at Halton School after consultation with parents at RAF Halton. Due to its success it was rolled out to Naphill and Walters Ash primary school in 2010. In the same year the Halton project was graded Outstanding as part of the Ofsted provision for service children research project. In 2011 the project was extended to other schools in and around RAF Halton and RAF High Wycombe.