Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Need advice on Service children’s education? 

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides authoritative, bespoke, professional advice to Service and eligible MOD civilian families on a wide range of educational issues including: 

  • parental rights and responsibilities 
  • children or young person’s rights and responsibilities 
  • special educational needs and/or disability 
  • school admissions and appeals 
  • overseas education and supportability in non-MOD school areas 
  • retention of Service Family Accommodation for educational purposes 
  • Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) and The Special Educational Needs Addition (SENA) 

CEAS does not make decisions about a child or young person’s education; they advise families and commands to allow them to make informed decisions. 

How can CEAS support Service families? 

CEAS provides advice, support and guidance regarding the educational well-being of the children and young people belonging to families in all 3 services and eligible MOD civilians who are based overseas. All advice given is professional, child-centred and focuses on the best interests of the individual. The CEAS team is comprised of qualified teachers and experienced case advisors who can answer queries predominantly via email and telephone. 

How can you contact CEAS for support? 

The most effective way to contact the CEAS team is via email: [email protected] 

Emails are checked every working day and allocated to case workers to provide the required action. If parents would prefer to speak to a member of the team – please indicate this in your email and a staff member will call you as soon as they possibly can. 

See also: Education and Childcare

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