Our pledge to the Armed Forces Community demonstrates our commitment to ensure no further harm is done to a child of serving personnel or veteran, who has been sexually harmed through technology.
MCF pledges to uphold the key principles that state: Members of the Armed Forces Community should not face disadvantages arising from their service in the provision of public and commercial services, and in some circumstances special provision may be justified, especially for those who have given the most, such as the injured or bereaved.
MCF will offer support and insight to serving personnel or veterans in the hope that this opportunity will be beneficial when leaving the forces. We aim to give a greater awareness into charity work, social care, and child protection to support their transition into the civilian workforce.
Communications, engagement, and outreach
MCF will continue to engage and support the Army Welfare Service Southwest Allied Services meetings, offering our knowledge and expertise when appropriate.
MCF will ensure that any serving or territorial personnel who are deployed will not be charged for nonattendance of conference or courses, regardless of the notification period.
Health and healthcare
MCF will ensure that serving personnel have the fullest of access to direct support work aiding families in supporting their child. This means that wherever the family are living in the world, MCF Support Staff will arrange conversations at a ‘local time’ that best suits the family.
MCF is fully committed to supporting the wellbeing of service children. We will highlight and respond to challenges they may face through their use of technology. We will ensure that specialist safeguarding training provided by MCF will be available to service personnel, veterans, and their families and where deemed appropriate this may include organisations directly supporting the armed forces. We will achieve this by providing some training/ or awareness raising sessions at military establishments.
MCF recognises the sacrifice made in defending the nation and will observe the 2 minutes silence for Armistice Day.
You can read the full covenant document here