Tuesday 24th March 2020
Overseas Educational Clearances and COVID-19 – Message from DCYP
Here at DCYP, we are fully aware of the uncertainty and disruption families are facing during these unprecedented times. Schools in the UK have closed and only operating to support vulnerable and critical workers’ children. All MOD Schools overseas have also closed with the majority of staff delivering remote learning and many international schools overseas have also followed suit. Re-opening dates of MOD Schools are being reviewed in line with host nation and local command direction. CEAS are continuing to work remotely with reduced staff numbers.
We are continuing to support our military and civilian families as best we can, however please be aware that processing educational clearances for overseas postings will be taking longer than usual. The flow of information gathering via the Educational Overseas Supportability (EOS) Form, may prove more difficult with the UK school closures. However, where possible CEAS will continue to process educational clearances for postings to non-MOD School areas and MOD Schools will continue for children registering to their schools, as best they can. Any children with additional needs, who may require further decisions on supportability to be made, will also take longer than the usual.
We are conscious that as serving personnel and as parents, there is a great deal of strain and pressures that you are having to deal with on a daily basis. We will continue to support as best we can during this COVID-19 outbreak.
We thank you for your understanding and most of all we thank you for how you are supporting our communities during this difficult time.