Introducing the new 'AWS Community Activities ' label on the left hand side of the blog, If you click on the label you will see all the community events which are supported by Army Welfare Service
Friday, 31 March 2017
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The first stage of this project is the release of some free, easily accessible information sheets for both parents of service children and schools with service children attending covering various subject areas including;
- Service Pupil Premium
- Challenges service children may face
- Moving schools
- Affects of separation
- Best practice
Little Troopers at School will grow throughout 2017 however we hope these information sheets will be a great starting point for you, as a parent or as a school setting.
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Drivers are being warned not to use their mobile phones at the wheel ahead of a new law coming into force which will double the penalties for the offence.
From 1 March 2017 the Fixed Penalty Notice for using a handheld mobile phone while driving will increase to £200 and 6 points
It’s been illegal to use a hand held mobile phone while driving, or while stopped with the engine on, since December 2003.
There is worldwide evidence that using any sort of phone has a considerable effect on accident risk, and while it's not a specific offence, using a hands-free phone can have a major bearing on whether or not you could be found guilty of careless or dangerous driving.
Even if you’re otherwise driving safely:
You could be fined £100 and get three points (£200 and 6 points from 1 March 2017) on your licence.
6 points would mean losing your licence if you're less than two years from passing your test.
Refuse to accept the fixed penalty and you could be taken to court.
If the police think the offence so bad that a fixed penalty isn’t enough you could be taken to court.
Fines in court will almost certainly be larger and disqualification is possible – the maximum fine in a court is £1,000, or £2,500 you were driving a bus or a goods vehicle.
You can make an emergency call to 999 or 112 as long as it’s unsafe or impractical to stop first.
You can use a two-way radio but not any other device that sends or receives data are not.
Information obtained from https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/legal/mobile-phones
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
is a Non-Profit Organisation with the view that anyone who has been affected by Operational Duties could do with a touch of peace and quiet and would benefit from the healing effect of spending a day by the water.
Our aim is to provide fishing for those returning from Operational Tours. The therapeutic qualities of fishing is such that anyone can benefit from the rest and relaxation of the sport, even if they’ve never fished before. We can cater for veterans from all conflicts (Falklands,
Iraq, , all the way back to WWII). Afghanistan
This also provides, in a modest way, a means by which those of us not in the Services can show our appreciation of what they sacrifice for us.
For more information on the organisation and to find one near you click HERE
*All information taken from Fishingforforces website
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Friday, 17 March 2017
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Self-injury (or self-harm) Awareness Day (SIAD) takes place on 1st March every year. The event aims to reduce stigma surrounding self-harm and let those who self-harm know there is help and support out there so they do not suffer in silence. This is an opportunity to explore the role we all play in helping young people and families affected by this issue.
In support of SIAD, the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) is launching today a campaign to help parents, carers and professionals understand what self-harm is, what support is available and how they can help young people.
There is evidence that self-harming is affecting an increasing number of children and at a younger age than ever before. It is concerning that so many young people are using self-harm as a way to deal with difficulties and that many are suffering in silence. It is important for young people to receive support and have somebody to talk to. Unfortunately many young people don’t know where to go for help. Through this campaign we aim to make them aware that there is help available, that they can access a range of resources online or contact local and national agencies to receive the support they need. That’s why we are supporting Self Injury Awareness Day and we urge everyone to do the same.
As part of this campaign we have developed an information and advice hub, hosted on the GSCB website here. The hub will enable parents/carers, schools, social workers, health professionals and young people to easily access a variety of local and national support services. The updated GSCB Self-harm protocol for professionals is also available on our website.