Resources can provide invaluable support to not only children and young people from Armed Forces families but also to anyone whose role it is to work with and support them. RCET can provide practical resources as well as advice on tried and tested books, activities and games to help tackle tricky issues such as moving schools and separation worries when a member of the family is away from home on deployment.

Forces Kids – This is My Life

The film Forces Kids—This is My Life shows children and young people speaking openly and honestly about their lives as part of Armed Forces families particularly when a family member is on deployment. This resource is particularly valuable for raising awareness and training.

“A very powerful, insightful and moving film – a must see for everyone.”

The DVD is available free of charge from by emailing your delivery details to

A Forces Kids—This is My Life Support Pack accompanies the DVD containing helpful advice for educators and parents. A PDF of the full pack can be downloaded here.

Forces Kids Drama

RCET commissioned a primary schools drama production to present the key issues highlighted in the film “Forces Kids – This is My Life”.  A DVD of the live performance and suggestions for follow up activities is available free of charge from

“The play made me more aware of how my friends feel when their dads are away for a long time.”

A teaching resource pack to accompany this DVD, is available to download here

Early years resources

With funding from the New Park Education Trust, we produced Forces Kids Resource Boxes which are based at various locations across Scotland and are providing much-appreciated resources, advice and support on issues such as separation and deployment.

“The resources are a great starting point for discussing sensitive issues with young children. They can be used by schools, nurseries, community groups and parents”

A list of the resources we selected for our resource boxes can be accessed here.