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No defence for abuse: a strategy to tackle domestic abuse within the defence community

This defence wide strategy aims to reduce the prevalence and impact of domestic abuse and increase the safety and wellbeing of all those affected.

As an employer, defence has a moral and legal duty of care for our personnel. But we also recognise a responsibility that extends beyond that, as articulated in the Armed Forces Covenant, that those who serve or have served, and their families, should be treated fairly.

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Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire continues to support DMWS

3 July 2018, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson and his wife Christine Atkinson visits DMWS and continue to show a real interest in our charitable work of supporting those who serve when they suffer from ill health.

It has been a real pleasure to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel Atkinson and his wife Christine Atkinson to meet with DMWS’s CEO Paul Gaffney at our Headquarters in Andover yesterday.

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Defence Select Committee report 2017: Ministry of Defence must uphold the Forces’ Covenant

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must show that it has learned the lessons of the lamentable record, in managing Service accommodation, of CarillionAmey, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the Ministry itself. So says the Defence Committee in its latest report, published on the 2018 Armed Forces Day, into the Armed Forces Covenant. (The Covenant expresses the moral obligation that the Government owes to those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces, and to their families.)

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PM awards outstanding British Forces child bereavement charity founder

The Prime Minister has recognised Nikki Scott, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, for supporting bereaved British Armed Forces children.

Nikki is the founder f ‘Scotty’s Little Soldiers’, the UK’s leading charity for bereaved British Forces children. Nikki set up the charity after her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, died in Afghanistan in 2009. The charity reaches more than 360 children of Army, Navy and RAF personnel with its ‘smiles’, ‘support’ and ‘strides’ programmes, providing fun activities, counselling and personal development grants.

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Armed Forces Pension Consultation regarding Amendments to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015

The Ministry of Defence is consulting on proposed amendments to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015, which will ensure the good conduct of the Scheme for its members. This consultation applies to the UK Armed Forces.

The government will consult the list of stakeholders identified in Annex A in the Consultation document, but also welcomes any comments or views on the proposals set out in this document from other interested parties.

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