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Use the checklist below to see if you are eligible for our support.
We support children up to and including the age of 25
At least one of the child’s parents (or guardian/primary care giver) is serving or served in one of the following:
You can ring our office and speak to a caseworker and one of our caseworking team will discuss your needs and send you a form to complete, or click below and fill out the form and we will be in touch. You can also go to RN FPS (Naval Family Service & People Support), SSAFA, RBL or one of the other Naval Charities.
Available from 9.00am to 4.00pm Mon – Friday
023 9263 9534
If you need our help please complete a short online form and we will be in touch.
We provide financial and holistic support to help children (up to the age of 25) of Naval families, serving and veterans.
Resources, advice and
guidance on coping with
Coping as a separated family
either through deployment,
weekending or relationship
Impact of moving as
a result of Service
Parental disability, illness
Loss of a parent
Relationship breakdown and
the impact on children
Children with disability,
illness or special needs
Life chances for
All child related needs
If you or your child are having emotional or mental health difficulties you may find some of the links below helpful. If you think you are eligible for our support and need our help, please get in touch either using the form on this website or by contacting our caseworkers.
Many families are coping with disability or illness, either of the parent or one of their children. We can provide assistance with child specific needs such as wheelchairs, beds, specialist equipment, house adaptations as well as with the additional financial constraints that can arise.
If your child is ill or has a disability and you would like to ask for help for equipment or other needs, we will require an application form to be completed along with the following supporting information:
We prefer to purchase such equipment directly from the suppliers to be delivered to you.
The Naval Children’s Charity have a new partnership with KIDS, a national charity for disabled children, young people and their families. Family Support Online is a new service from KIDS for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). There is a wealth of support on their website www.kids.org.uk and the bespoke Family Support Online website www.familysupport.kids.org.uk and the Naval Children’s Charity can help support you with the costs of the ongoing support following your initial free consultation with them. Contact Cheryl Owens, our Neurodiversity Lead, to find out more Cheryl.owens@
The Naval Children’s Charity have a partnership with the National Autistic Society to help our children and young people access guidance and support. If you have a child who is, or who may be, Autistic and you are struggling to find support in your area please contact us to see if you are suitable for a referral to their services through us. There is a wealth of information on their website as well, follow the link to the right.
Camp 365, bought to you by Over The Wall, offers a diverse range of fun online activities, live events and workshops that are available 365 days a year for children and young people living with serious illness or disability. You will find a wide range of engaging activities that you can complete at your own time, or join in on exciting live sessions from different partners. You can also earn stamps for your virtual passport by completing the different activities. Interact with your fellow campers when taking part in an online workshop and events, join in Cabin Chats, post a secure message on the message board, and even show off your skills in the gallery.
If you think your child needs counselling support you may be able to apply for a grant from us to help pay for that. You may already have a counselling provider however if not you can source someone through TAC Access.
TAC ACCESS is a groundbreaking directory of children and young people’s services. Currently focusing on the provision of counselling support, it provides a free service to a wide range of commissioners with access to checked and accredited therapists at the click of a button.
For applications for financial assistance you can apply by clicking on Register for Help below which will take you to the Lightning Reach portal. This platform is provided by our trusted partner, Lightning Reach, a social impact startup which uses secure technology to make the application process as quick and safe as possible for you.
Once your application has been made a caseworker will be in touch as soon as possible, this is usually within 3 days.
The profile you create on the Lightning Reach portal can also help you to find and apply for support from other support organisations easily and securely. We recommend that you submit your application to The Naval Children’s Charity first before submitting applications to other organisations.
For help with completing your application, visit Lightning Support and search for ‘The Naval Children’s Charity’.
If you have a question or not sure what help you need and require information or advice please use this online form.
The Naval Children’s Charity supports children up to and including the age of 25 whose parent(s) serve or have served in the Naval Service: Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, their Reserves and the RFA. If you need information or advice regarding support for your child(ren) please fill in the form to the best of your knowledge. One of our caseworkers will then contact you.
If you would prefer to call us we can be contacted on 023 9263 9534, our office hours are 0830-1600 Monday to Thursday and 0830-1300 on Friday.