Support for armed forces families

Getting support and advice

If you are looking for support or advice there are a number of organisations who can help:

You can also read more about the  Armed Forces Community Covenant document (PDF, 167.6 KB).

Service children

The Armed Forces Covenant extends to families of armed forces personnel. One of the most challenging things about military life can be moving at short notice and getting children into school. We have admissions processes in place and work closely with schools to make it as straightforward as possible for armed forces families to get a place at a local school. Read about moving to a different school.

If you have any problems with school admissions as a result of being in the Armed Forces, please email

We also run events bringing service children together to understand how schools and local services can better meet their needs, and helping them to make friends with other service children around the county. Read about our Kent service children's voice conferences.