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Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) - Ministry of Defence provision for service families


Who we are...

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) within the Ministry of Defence provides advice, support and guidance to parents in all 3 services; Army, Navy and Air Force and eligible Ministry Of Defence civilian families about educational well-being of their children and young people including issues relating to Special Educational Needs (SEN). 

It can also advise educational settings and local authorities about the educational well-being of the children and young people of Service families.

All advice given is impartial, child-centred and is focused on the best interests of the individual.

What we do...

CEAS advice to families, young people and services covers a wide range of education issues including:

The CEAS team is made up of qualified teachers and experienced case advisors who answer question usually by e-mail or through the helpline.

E- mails are checked every working day and allocated to case workers to provide the follow up action if required.


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Record Last Updated on: 23/11/2020

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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

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