Health policy

For those serving families who have someone with a disability and/or an additional need, JSP 820 is a practical guide on the application of policy in this area.

JSP 760 Tri-Service Regulations for Leave and Other Types of Absence.

This is the policy to consult regarding absences including absences on medical grounds, compassionate leave, maternity leave, adoption leave, paternity leave, shared parental leave and parental leave.

If you are considering an overseas posting then JSP770 Tri-Service Operational and Non-Operational Welfare Policy, which can be accessed via MODNET, contains important information.  Chapter 2A – Assessment of Supportability Prior to Overseas Assignment is of particular importance.  Take particular note of section 1.2A.13 which states that service children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) must be registered with the MOD’s Children’s Education and Advisory Service (CEAS) if you are considering an overseas posting. 

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.  If your child/ young person has been identified as having additional educational needs and has undergone a formal assessment, we strongly recommend that it is in the best interest of the child/ young person to be registered with CEAS, even if you are not considering an overseas posting.  More information can be found on GOV.UK.