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Support for Service Children in Education - Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

Published On: 25/10/2018

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) within the Ministry of Defence provides advice and guidance on educational issues specific to Service children, including issues relating to SEN and school admissions.

The CEAS website links to lots of useful information and any Service family, anywhere in England, can access CEAS support.

CEAS provides advice, support and guidance regarding the educational well-being of the children and young people belonging to families in all 3 services. All advice given is impartial, 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.

CEAS provides authoritative, confidential, impartial 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 in non-MOD school areas
  • retention of quarters for educational purposes
  • continuity of education allowance

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

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