Deployment Links

Before Deployment

Tips for Partners & Family Members (PDF, 47KB)

Private Fostering

Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a 'close relative'. This is a private arrangement made between a parent and a carer, for 28 days or more. Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts (whether of full blood, half blood or marriage/affinity). So if you are making arrangements to have your child cared for by a non-family member during your deployment, you are strongly advised to check out this site:

JPA Families Guide (PDF, 981KB)

During the Deployment

Should you need to contact the Joint Casualty & Compassionate Cell (JCCC) because there has been an incident at home which may require the return of your deployed partner, you will need to complete as much of the proforma below prior to calling the JCCC:

JCCC Emergency Questionnaire (PDF, 55KB)

Community Support Handbook (PDF, 278KB)

Demands of Deployment (PDF, 696KB)

Supporting Children, Young People & Families during Deployment (PDF, 7.38MB)

My Deployment Diary (PDF, 1.86MB)

Information for personnel visiting the Air Terminal at RAF Brize Norton (PDF, 2.90MB)

Contact Housing

Ministry of Defence News

BBC News

After the Deployment

Coming Home - A Guide for Service Personnel Returning from Active Duty (PDF, 656KB)

Return & Reunion (PDF, 1.34MB)