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The Covenant and Fund

Delivering Covenant pledges locally

Moray and Highland Council have both signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge support for their Armed Forces community and to ensure that those who serve, or have served, and their families are treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

Each council has an Armed Forces Covenant Group which meet twice a year to identify and discuss matters relevant to the community. They are chaired by an elected councillor who is your local authority Armed Forces Champion, and membership is made up of representatives from:

  • Army and RAF units
  • Reserve units
  • Local authority
  • NHS, DWP
  • Military Charities
  • Veterans Charities
The role of the local authority Armed Forces Champion is to ensure that the authority achieves its commitments to the Armed Forces community and resolves any issues.
Additional support that has been put in place for the local Armed Forces community since signing the Covenant
  • Housing policies have been adapted to remove disadvantage resulting from service
  • Children of Armed Forces families are given additional support in school as and when it is needed
  • Highland Council has created a Military Liaison Group (Education) led by a key worker who works with schools, military welfare staff, specialist mental health staff and other stakeholders to support the children of Armed Forces families in HIghland
  • Moray Council supports children transitioning into the area through their Education Business Support Manager
  • An Action Plan guides the work of the Armed Forces Covenant Groups covering issues and opportunities brought to the Groups

Check Armed Forces Covenant Moray and Armed Forces Covenant Highland for more information.

Highland Council Employer Recognition Scheme

Highland Council is delighted to have been awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award in 2015  and subsequently to sign its own Armed Forces Covenant in November 2018 recognising the significant value which our Armed Forces Community brings to Highland. 

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