Does a child you know need support?
Scotty’s provides support to children and young people who have suffered the loss of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces. We are there to provide emotional support when times are tough, but also to help our Members thrive through our many education and development activities.
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 19-25 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 lost 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 lost a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.
The type of death is irrelevant; Scotty’s supports all young people who have lost a parent who served.The marital status of the young person’s 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
Alternatively, you can request a form to be sent to you in the post together with a stamped return envelope by emailing us at [email protected]
If you are aged between 19-25 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 feel free to contact us to find out more. You can reach us by messaging on Facebook, by emailing [email protected], by text message to 07741 162 132 or by calling us on Freephone 08000 928 571 and selecting option 1 Monday to Friday between 0900-1700.
What happens once we are members of Scotty’s Little Soldiers? Once a member of Scotty’s Little Soldiers you will receive weekly emails on a Friday at 5pm to provide you with all the latest news from the charity. It’s a great way of keeping up to date and making sure you don’t miss out on any important news, competitions or exciting opportunities.
All families have access to our Members Zone which is a private online website where you can book breaks, sign up for group events, enter ballots and competitions and communicate directly with the Scotty team. You also have the option to opt out of activities if you don’t feel they suit the needs of your family. You really can be as involved as much or as little as you like, there is no pressure.
If you have a child or young person who is aged between 11-25 years they can access resources, keep up to date with news from the team and communicate directly with the Scotty Team and other members their own age through our websites tailed especially for bereaved teens and young adults.