As a charity our main objective is to support children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve.
If you are a Community Support Worker, Unit Welfare Worker or similar read our Case Study from our work with RAF Brize Norton HERE
At the core of what we do are our values;
We are Supportive and Welcoming
We strive to be supportive to all British Armed Forces families, regardless of their situation, the only eligibility criteria is children must have a serving mummy, daddy or both in the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy. All families will be given a warm welcome and encouraged to join the ever growing Little Troopers community.
We are Passionate and Committed
The charity was formed back in 2011 because a Little Trooper needed support and there really wasn’t anything out there specially for forces children, the passion behind the founding of the charity is evident in all that is undertaken and achieved, so much is done with so little. The charity are committed every day to ensuring children are not disadvantaged due to their parents chosen career and the daily challenges that come with that career.
We are Accessible and Dynamic
British Armed Forces families are living in all four corners of the world, we aim to ensure everyone feels included and can access the support we provide quickly, easily and in a self sufficient fashion. The shape of the British Armed Forces is consistently changing and we, where possible, try to react to that by being as dynamic as we can be for the good of the Little Troopers.
We are Honest and Approachable
First and foremost honesty is of vital importance, we are transparent in how we operate. Within the charity is a wealth of experience of the military, approachable is something we must be to enable us to support and provide what is needed, it is so important to us that you, our families, can come to Little Troopers when you need us most.
We have created a community for all British Armed Forces families; rank, location, military accommodation or private, married or not… none of these factors matter, what bonds everyone is that the children have serving parents. We recognise the unique daily challenges children can face when a parent is serving and we aim with our events and resources to ease and aid separation periods, be it one month or nine months we will be there to support through that time.