On 14 May the SCiP Alliance held their first online webinar launching the report ‘Listening to Learn: The Voices of Service Children’.
The Year of the Service Child Voice has been a programme of investigation to improve and inform our understanding of how those supporting the children of armed forces families and veterans can put children’s voices at the heart of all they do. Listening to the views, experiences and priorities of Service children is central to the SCiP Alliance’s partnership approach. Their vision is for Service children’s voices to be at the heart of policymaking and practice. For example, Creative Forces events for children of Armed Forces parents are run by Alliance member universities across the UK and provide opportunities for professionals to hear and learn from Service children.
The SCiP Alliance Practice Group have published the first national evaluation of Creative Forces events (https://www.scipalliance.org/research/listening-to-learn-the-voices-of-service-children). The Listening to Learn webinar was very well attended by professionals and families across the UK and enabled members of the Service child network to participate from overseas.
The report and webinar are available to view here: https://www.scipalliance.org/research/listening-to-learn-the-voices-of-service-children