Northern Federation

Supporting Service Families


For our parents, we know there is lots of support available in both Portsmouth and Hampshire. We hope you also find these following links useful to you;

Living in our shoes - Full Report

Making Sense of the Emotional Cycle of Deployment

Aggies also offer support via their Community Waves pastoral support. More information can be found here.

Hampshire County Council have put together a resource for schools and families which focusses specifically on supporting pupils from service families. Please click here for the document.


In school we support our children with regular ELSA support. IN the infant school we focus on what it means to be part of the services community, offering group or 1:1 support through deployment as needed, through stories and craft. In the junior school we continue to reflect on the unique community they belong to, exploring emotions linked to deployment (short or long) and developing ways to support children to cope with this in an age appropriate way.