Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity has been providing support to Armed Forces children and their families for over 200 years and is the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to doing so. Their mission is that every Armed Forces child and young person in Scotland has the opportunity to achieve, thrive and reach their full potential in life.
RCET provides life changing support to thousands of children and young people a year. Whether it’s through our:
Children & Family Support Service which provides financial assistance to families to support with school uniforms, after-school activities, respite breaks and college and university support.
Crisis Intervention Service which provides financial assistance to families in crisis providing support with food, utilities payments, children’s clothing, bedding and bedroom furniture.
R&R Young Carers Fund which provides financial support for Armed Forces Young Carers to access personalised respite opportunities.
Your Mind Matters Wellbeing Service which provides 1-2-1 and peer wellbeing support in the West of Scotland as well as the opportunity for young people to get involved in co-producing a digital wellbeing tool.
Education Programme which provides resource, advice and training for educationalists and other professionals to better support Armed Forces children in education.
Youth Participation Programme which gives Armed Forces young people the opportunity to have their voices heard and make positive changes for their own community. We currently have Local Forums across Scotland that young people can access.
Our policy work which uses our experience and knowledge to positively influence public policy and service development.