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The human rights organisation Liberty have a new Armed Forces helpline which will give legal advice for serving and former members of the UK armed forces.
With the presence of the military in public spaces increasing and a high level of popularity for the armed forces, it is not always easy to respond to challenging questions that people pose in when faced with concerns expressed about militarism. In this briefing we explore some responses to questions about how much the armed forces should be involved in our everyday lives, how they relate to young people, and the effectiveness and consequences of military action.
Guidance for schools about teaching controversial issues from The Citizenship Foundation (now Young citizens).
Published by Child Soldiers International, this short and accessible booklet addresses questions often raised about under-18s in the armed forces, presenting the facts - based on extensive research - rather than the fiction. Also contains very useful quotes and statistics. Great when talking to your MP or for those thinking of enlisting!
A ForcesWatch briefing on the Government policy of expanding cadets and promoting 'military skills and ethos' in schools.
This ForcesWatch briefing is for parents, students and teachers concerned with military activities in their school.
An independent website, setting out the pros and cons of enlisting in the UK armed forces and other advice. Contact us for a batch of these cards. Go to beforeyousignup.info
AT EASE is an advice service to those in the armed forces and family members which has been running since the 1980s. It is staffed by volunteers. There is a telephone helpline or you can send an email. There is information on various terms of service issues and conscientious objection on the website.
Information on registering a conscientious objection in the UK armed forces.
If you want to join the Army make sure you know ALL the facts before you sign up. Don’t find out the hard way! Information from AT EASE for young people and to be given to young people.