FANDF Diary and Events

Committee meetings and other events for the Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF) community.

2024 FANDF Spring Event:

Thursday 18 April 2024
10:00 to 14:30

Leuchars Community Centre, Tutor Road, Leuchars, KY16 OJW

A free local, tri-Service event for currently serving families and reservists who have a child or immediate family member with an additional need/disability.  

Registration for this event is now closed, but if you have any queries please email CS.ANDA@ssafa.org.uk.

2024 FANDF Committee Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday 25 January

  • Thursday 23 May

  • Wednesday 18 September

  • Wednesday 20 November


FANDF Event Archive

FANDF 2023 Conference Presentations

Rebecca Beevor, MOD Families Policy Team

Mark Mitchell, The Armed Forces Covenant Legal Duty

Richard Swarbrick, Supporting the Armed Forces Community – The NHS Perspective

Kate Parkin, Single Point of Contact in Action

Esther Salter, SEND Transitions – Know Your Rights

Ed Harris and Russell Collier, Educational Transitions for Armed forces students with higher tariff SEND

Louise Briggs and Mell Duncan, Veterans Services


FANDF Autumn Event 2022 Presentations

Michelle Claridge, FANDF committee member, Autism: Helping Others to Understand

(& The Autism Iceberg - an editable word document you can use to introduce and explain to people your child's autistic behaviours).

Helen Cooper, Defence Children Services, Education Advisory Team UK


FANDF Spring Event 2022 Presentations

Michelle Claridge, FANDF committee member, Autism: Helping Others to Understand

Claire Scott, Defence Children Services, Overseas Education Supportability Team

Shena Washer, Defence Children Services, Education Advisory Team UK

Melanie Leighton, North Yorkshire SENDIASS


FANDF 30th Anniversary Report

Read the FANDF report in full here.