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Do you know a child or young person (0-25 years) who needs support?

Scotty’s provides support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces. We are here to provide emotional support when times are tough, but also to help our Members thrive through our many education and development activities.

Scotty's services are delivered through four family programmes, each supporting different age groups in a number of ways, to ensure our members receive the help they need at every stage of their childhood and teenage years. We are there for them from the moment they join us, until age 25, and can help with everything from coping with grief, to educational and even financial support, along with our popular Scotty breaks.

Scroll down to find out more about each programme and how they might be able to help a child or young person who needs support.

Our Smiles programme helps to reconnect families to the military community through group events, it builds confidence through participation in our fun activities, and allows families to remember their hero together during respite breaks or at special Remembrance events. 

Through the Support Programme we can provide dedicated family support and help with grief, with mental health challenges, and even financial issues.  We use our extensive network to ensure families get the right support for them.

Our Strides Programme is there to help our Members thrive in their education. We have a range of small grants and work closely with schools and Local Authorities to ensure young people get the right support during their education.  

As our Scotty Members grow into young adults, our Springboard Programme for 18-25 provides even more opportunities for them and will help prepare them for whatever adventures lay ahead.

There’s something for everyone and our Members can be as involved as they choose to be. Scotty’s is a hub for bereaved Service families providing a real sense of community. It is a great way of meeting other families who have also experienced the death of their hero and for the children to know they are not alone.

We’re here to provide you with support when you need it, however big or small. Children and young people are eligible for assistance from Scotty’s Little Soldiers if they:

  • Are aged between 0-25
  • Have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces

The type of death is irrelevant; Scotty’s supports all bereaved Forces children and young people. The marital status of the parents is also irrelevant. Whether you receive or have received support from other charities does not affect whether you can receive assistance from Scotty’s Little Soldiers as well.

The young person’s parent may have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Regular or Reserve (TA) Forces. If you are the parent or carer of a child you believe is eligible for support please complete the Membership form. Alternatively, you can request a form to be sent to you in the post together with a stamped return envelope. Click here to download the Membership Form

If you prefer, you can also contact us by email to request a form to be sent to you in the post with a stamped return envelope. Email us now at [email protected]

If you are aged between 18-25 years and have lost a parent who served in the British Armed Forces, please click here to complete the Springboard Application Form.

If you believe a family you know may benefit from the support of Scotty’s Little Soldiers please contact us to find out more. You can message us on Facebook, email [email protected], contact by text message to 07741 162 132 or call us on Freephone 08000 928 571 and selecting option 1 Monday to Friday between 0900-1700.

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