Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

Online Safety Guidance for Parents

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Royal British Legion - Best Practice Guide - Support Service Children in School in England

Click HERE
to view and/or download the Guide
The Royal British Legion has produced a new best practice guide focusing on Service children in school. 
The guide looks at some of the big challenges facing Service children today and by sharing examples of good practice from across England (a separate Wales version will shortly be ready), recommends ways in which local authorities, schools and families themselves can improve the experience of Service children in education. Problems associated with admissions into schools and the adverse effects on a Service pupil’s wellbeing are explored, alongside information on the extra funding available to Service children through the Service Pupil Premium, Education Support Fund and more. Key recommendations include:
  • Encouraging schools to be creative with the use of funding available for Service pupils and share ideas and practice through networks of schools with Service children on the roll.
  • Suggesting that local authorities facilitate collaboration between schools, local military units, and local authority staff to ensure that everyone is aware of the challenges faced by Service children and what can be done to address them.
  • Encouraging Service families to make use of help available from the Ministry of Defence, Department of Education and charities and other organisations such as The Royal British Legion and the three families federations. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Contacting Carillionamey

You can contact the customer service teams in a number of ways:

Housing Repairs (Housing team)
  • Webchat (click the message icon from the bottom right hand corner of the page)
  • Facebook Messenger (send a private message to the team to start a chat)
  • Twitter message (send a private message to the team to start a chat)
  • Text message: 07860063406 (send a text to start a chat)
  • Telephone: 0800 707 6000 (option 1)
  • Email: NHPHelpdesk@carillionamey.co.uk

For all other enquiries Establishment Repairs (Regional Prime team), Housing Repairs (Housing team),  Allocations (Occupancy Services team), Complaints (Frontline Complaints team), General contact information use the following link: Contact Us

Send Mail with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Use this link for the following services: https://www.gov.uk/bfpo/send-intouch-message
  • Find a BFPO number
  • Smartphone apps
  • How to address BFPO mail
  • Address format for service personnel
  • Address format for non-service personnel
  • Customs declarations
  • Cost
  • Enduring families free mail service (EFFMS)
  • Compensation, insurance and special delivery
  • What you can’t send
  • Buying goods online
  • Send an INtouch message
  • Contacts and enquiries

BFPO is also on:

Just For Families Issue 7

Available in the HIVE

Monday, 23 October 2017

All Steamed up Ironing Service Offers 10% Military Discount

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News from Reading Force

Click HERE for the latest RF newsletter for teachers, Service Pupil Champions, HIVE officers, and club leaders. It includes the chance to win £150 worth of books for your school!

Veterans' Housing Advice

Monday, 2 October 2017

Staffordshire Police - Help us to Drive Down Car Key Burglaries in South Staffordshire

Your latest Smart Alert.
We are urging residents to be vigilant following a spate of car key burglaries in south Staffordshire this month.

On the 28th Sept our officers arrested two men, aged 18 and 22, from Willenhall and Wolverhampton and a 17-year-old youth from the West Midlands area in connection with car key burglaries in the south Staffordshire area.

So far, there have been 16 car key burglaries in the south of the county during September. A further 11 attempts have been made to enter properties.

Thieves are targeting prestige or performance vehicles stealing keys from inside the properties, before making off with the vehicle. New sports editions of Audis, BMWs, Fords and VW are being stolen.

There have been four offences in the Lichfield area, one in Stafford, one in Cannock, eight in South Staffordshire and two in East Staffordshire this month.

Detectives and local policing teams have already secured a number of successful convictions for these offences through Operation Jackal, but we want the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious incidents.

In recent weeks five men from Wolverhampton have been sentenced to 50 years in total for car key burglaries and robberies. Five men are also due to be sentenced on 17 October at Stafford Crown Court for car key burglaries in the Tamworth area.

In most burglaries, the criminals break into the house through the door, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in, so residents are urged to make sure their doors are strong and secure and keys hidden.
Call us on 101 if you see anything suspicious.

Top tips:

• Keeping all keys out of sight and away from doors and windows

• Keeping doors and windows locked even when you are at home or in the garden

• Installing a home security system and setting an intruder alarm at night

• Using European standard TS007 3* anti-snap locks on UPVC doors

• Installing and activating a tracking device on your vehicle

• Install good outside lighting

Changes to Penalty Notices for Absence from School