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					J1 COMMUNITY SERVICES
Purple Pages             July 2009: Edition 3




   A Directory for service users
          and providers
INDEX                                                                                                     PAGE


Army Families Federation .......................................................................                 3

Army Legal Assistance ...........................................................................                4

Army Library and Information Service ...................................................                         5

Army Welfare Service ..............................................................................              6

British Forces Broadcasting Service ......................................................                       7

Early Years Service .................................................................................            8

Courts Martial Reports Service ...............................................................                   9

British Forces Health Service .................................................................                  10

British Forces Social Work Service ........................................................                      11

St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service ..................                                         12

HIVE Support Team .................................................................................              13

Home-Start BFG ......................................................................................            14

NAAFI(Germany) ...................................................................................               15

Parent Partnership Service .....................................................................                 16

RAF Legal Services .................................................................................             17

Relate .......................................................................................................   18

Service Children’s Education .................................................................                   19

Sixth Sense Newspaper .........................................................................                  20

SSAFA Forces Help Western Europe ....................................................                            21

Victim Support .........................................................................................         22

BFG Vocational Training Services ..........................................................                      23


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INDEX                                                                                              PAGE


WRVS Services Welfare BFG .................................................................              24

J1 BFG Vehicle Licensing Office .....................................................................    25

JI Chaplains Branch ................................................................................     26

J1 Community Support ...........................................................................         27

JI Compassionate ...................................................................................     28

SO2 J1 Childcare ....................................................................................    29

British Forces Germany Children and Young People’s Plan ................                                 30

J1 Discipline and Ceremonial ................................................................            31

J1 Educational and Training Services ....................................................                32

J1 Employment Disclosure and Independent Complaints Office ........                                      33

J1 Independent Conference and Review Service .................................                           34

SO3 J1 Information .................................................................................     35

J1 Legal Branch ......................................................................................   36

JI Medical Branch ...................................................................................    37

JI Operations, Policy and Planning ........................................................              38

J1 Personal Services ...............................................................................     39

J1 Provost Branch ...................................................................................    40

J1 Sickness and Absence Management ...............................................                       41

J1 Staff and Personnel Support .............................................................             42

J1 Welfare Finance ..................................................................................    43




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

The Army Families Federation                   Director
(AFF)(Germany)                                 Branch Office, Block 1, Hammersmith
                                               Barracks, Herford BFPO 15
                                               Tel: 05221 995 3180 (Mil 82 3180)
                                               Fax: 05221 995 3182 (Mil 82 3182)
                                               E-mail: germany@aff.org.uk
                                               Web: www.aff.org.uk



      Mission: To secure a fair deal for families through the effective
      communication of concerns between Army families, the chain of command
      and policy makers, and to promote training and employment opportunities
      for Army families worldwide.



AFF is a registered charity whose role         The AFF Journal is a free quarterly
is to act as the independent voice of          magazine, published and distributed
Army families, raising their concerns,         worldwide by AFF, packed with useful
highlighting issues with the Army, MOD         news and information relevant to Army
and Government and lobbying for                families.
change where necessary.                        AFF (Germany) has a branch office in
AFF can offer help to any Army family          Herford, with Coordinators in each of
with a question or concern about any           the four major Garrisons. AFF also has
aspect of Army family life. Help might         volunteers in each area who represent
include pointing the family in the right       families at Regimental and Unit level,
direction, or talking to someone in            and who link to the AFF Coordinator
the chain of command on the family’s           on families’ behalf.
behalf; whatever is appropriate and
necessary to get the issue resolved.




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         AGENCY                                                 CONTACT

Army Legal Assistance (HQ ALA)                  Catterick Barracks,
                                                Bielefeld, BFPO 39
                                                Tel:     0521 9254 3191/3196
                                                         (Mil 81 3191/3196)
                                                Fax:     0521 9254 3115
                                                         (Mil 81 3115)
                                                E-mail: AG-ALA-Reception@mod.uk




     Mission: HQ ALA provides free legal advice and assistance to Service
     personnel, their families and entitled civilians world wide, outside of the UK.



The main areas HQ ALA are likely                HQ ALA is outside the normal chain
to assist in are: Divorce, Children/            of command and receives direction
Child Support, German Legal                     from the Director General of Army
cases (Criminal and Civil), Medical             Legal Services who is based in UK.
Negligence in BFG, Criminal Injuries            As HQ ALA is located in Germany it is
Compensation, Powers of Attorney,               budgeted and under the Operational
Change of Name, Consumer                        Command of J1 HQ UKSC.
problems, and most other legal
issues in England and Wales.
We are not able to undertake work
involving PACE, CM Defence, Admin
Action or Wills.




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          AGENCY                                              CONTACT

Army Library and Information                    Head of Army Library and
Service (Germany)                               Information Service (Germany)
                                                Library and Information Service HQ,
                                                JHQ, BFPO 40.


                                                Tel/Fax: Civ: 02161 472 3194
                                                         (Mil 72 3194)
                                                E-mail: libhqger@alibs.detsa.co.uk




      Mission: To provide information and library services to the Defence
      community in order to maximise operational effectiveness and to enable
      career and personal development.



The role of the Army Library and                ALIX: Virtual Library on-line
Information Service in Germany is               To guide users rapidly to authoritative
to provide information in support               quality information, the Army Library
of operations, education, training,             and Information Service has developed
life-long learning and welfare. This is         the ALIS Virtual library on-line, ALIX.
achieved using all the resources of a           Military personnel can access ALIX
modern information service, including           from ArmyNet. For further details
books, periodicals, Internet and on-line        contact your local Army Library and
resources, DVDs and CD-ROMs.                    Information Centre.
Services are free of charge to all              Locations are: Barker Bks Paderborn,
entitled personnel including all military       Bergen-Hohne, Bielefeld, Celle, Elmpt,
personnel and their families, MOD               Detmold, Dülmen, Fallingbostel,
civilians and employees of MOD                  Gütersloh PRB and MB, Hameln,
agencies and their families.                    Herford, Hohne, Münster Oxford
                                                Bks, Münster York Bks, Sennelager,
                                                Rheindahlen and Wildenrath.




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          AGENCY                                                CONTACT

Army Welfare Service (AWS)                       Principal Welfare Support Officer
                                                 Tel: 02161 472 2239 (Mil 72 2239)

                                                 Senior Community
                                                 Development Officer
                                                 Tel: 02161 472 4132 (Mil 72 4132)

                                                 Senior Personal Support Officer
                                                 Tel: 02161 472 4796 (Mil 72 4796)
     Army Welfare Service
                                                 Administration and Finance Manager
                                                 Tel: 02161 472 3501 (Mil 72 3501)

                                                 Fax: 02161 472 4651 (Mil 72 4651)


      Mission: The AWS mission is to provide a comprehensive and confidential
      welfare support service responsive to the needs of Service personnel,
      United Kingdom Based Civilians (UKBCs), family members and the chain of
      command in order to maximise operational effectiveness.



AWS delivers its mission through the             CS:
Personal Support (PS) and Community              Community Support professional
Support (CS) teams present in each               staff are responsible for coordinating
garrison area. Each team and HQ                  activities across BFG that involve
AWS (G) has an integral administrative           children, young people and families.
support element.                                 This includes Youth and Community
                                                 work, activity programmes,
PS:                                              residentials, youth forums, holiday
Personal Support is the provision                provision and UK based national
of advice and guidance to serving                award schemes.
soldiers, UKBCs and their families
who are experiencing personal or                 In addition, AWS coordinates childcare
family difficulties. It covers a wide            settings in the 0-3 age range on
range of situations including difficulties       behalf of garrisons and recruits and
arising from personal relationships,             administers childminders.
separation, loss and bereavement,
childcare social issues arising from
mental and physical ill health, and debt
problems.




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          AGENCY                                              CONTACT

British Forces                                  Station Manager
Broadcasting Service                            BFBS, Roberts Roundhouse,
                                                Hohne, BFPO 30.
                                                Web: www.bfbs.com/germany




                                                British Forces Broadcasting Service
                                                (BFBS) is the local Forces station
                                                broadcasting 24 hours a day around
                                                Germany… and also across the
                                                UK on DAB, Sky channel 0211 and
                                                Freesat channel 786 so if you have a
                                                satellite dish you can hear BFBS radio
                                                wherever you are in the world.
                                                BFBS Radio – Similar in style to
                                                commercial radio in the UK without
                                                the commercials! – a 24 hour a
                                                day pop channel with live and local
British Forces Television Service is a          programming from 0700 – 1900
daily service supplying multi-channels          throughout the week.
UK programming, free of charge, via
satellite direct to home.                       For Germany BFBS has Forces
                                                Reports throughout local programming
In addition BFBS TV has its own home-           keeping you up to date with events
grown programme ‘BFBS Reports’                  and information in your area. The main
three times a week with stories about           studios are located in the Roberts
the British Forces activities worldwide –       Roundhouse in Bergen-Hohne with
including BFG.                                  representatives in all Garrisons.
Programme listings can be found
through the BFBS.com website, the
Forces weekly newspaper Sixth Sense
or Forces teletext.




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

Early Years Service                            British Forces Early Years Service
                                               HQ UKSC, BFPO 140


                                               Tel: 02161 472 4434 (Mil 94 872 4434)
                                               E-mail: UKSCG-G1BFEYS-(Mailbox)




     Mission: BFEYS is the Tri-Service Accredited Organisation for the
     regulation of childcare conducted on military premises or in Service Family
     Accommodation in the UKSC geographical area of responsibility. BFEYS
     aims to promote, and contributes to, the improved quality and standards
     of care and education through independent and effective inspection and
     regulation of childcare and childminding provision in support of entitled
     Service and civilian personnel, their families and the chain of command.



BFEYS responsibilities include:
•	 The	regulation	of	childcare	                •	 Investigation	of	complaints	
   and childminding provision to                  against registered or unregistered
   English standards and statutory                childcare or childminding.
   requirements which aim to protect           •	 Enforcement	action	where	
   children and ensure their safety and           requirements are not met.
   well being, and to reassure parents
                                               •	 Maintenance	of	the	MOD	Early	
   their children are well looked after.
                                                  Years Register and MOD
•	 Registration	of	new	childcare	                 Childcare Register.
   provision to show they are deemed
   qualified to take children.
•	 Inspection	of	registered	childcare	
   and childminding provision to
   ensure a regular check of their work.




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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

Courts Martial Reports                          Military Court Centre (BFG)
Service (CMRS)                                  Normandy Barracks, Sennelager,
                                                BFPO 16


                                                Tel: 05254 930 5470/7
                                                Fax: 05254 930 5451 (Please note this
                                                number will change on 01/08/2009)
                                                E-mail: cmc-osnabruck-
                                                        probofr2bfg@emsra.mod.uk



      Mission: To provide a comprehensive, professional and appropriate
      Probation Service to the Courts Martial and Standing Civilian Courts and to
      provide Probation input to the community services provided by HQ UKSC.



•	 To	deliver	a	full	Probation	Service          •	 The	notification	of	serious	
   to the BFG Community.                           offenders to the relevant statutory
•	 To	prepare	Pre-Sentence	Reports	                agencies.
   for the Courts.                              •	 Representation	at	the	Local	
•	 To	ensure	the	effective	supervision	            Safeguarding Children’s Board
   of those individuals living within the          and the Domestic Violence Forum.
   BFG community who have been
   made a subject of any Court Order.
•	 To	work	in	partnership	with	other	
   agencies to develop the provision
   of diversion schemes for young
   offenders and the development
   of Multi-Agency Public Protection
   meetings.




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           AGENCY                                                    CONTACT

British Forces Germany Health                       Communications Officer
Service (BFG HS)                                    Headquarters British Forces Germany
                                                    Health Service, Wegberg, BFPO 40


                                                    Tel: 02161 908 2026 (Mil 67 2026)
                                                    E-mail: BFGHealthSvcs-HQ-JHQ-
                                                            COMMSOFFR@mod.uk
                                                    Web:      www.bfgnet.de/Community/
                                                              bfghs.htm


      Mission: To provide an efficient and effective healthcare service, broadly
      equivalent to NHS standards, to the population for which GOC UKSC
      is responsible, in order to promote and sustain the moral and physical
      components of fighting power.


The responsibilities of the BFG HS are as           improve the provision of health services
follows. BFG HS provides a modern and               with our main priorities being Improving
effective community based healthcare                services for the young people by:
service that delivers:                              •	 Listening	to	the	concerns	and	
•	 Easy	access	to	Primary	and	Community	               aspirations of Young People – we
   Care (PCC), Secondary Health Care                   will continue to work with the Young
   (SHC) & Tertiary Health Care (THC)                  Person’s Health Forum to identify and
   services that are of high quality and               deliver focused improvements for young
   respond to the community’s needs.                   people.
•	 A	fully	resourced	Health	Service	with	           •	 Improving	access	by	continuing	to	
   effective and efficient medical supply.             provide school friendly clinic times,
•	 Effective	Health	Promotion	and	Health	              including weekends, evenings and
   Protection programmes aimed at all our              holidays.
   community.                                       •	 Improving	communication	for	out	of	
Many aspects of health service provision               hours (OOH) and service provision for
in British Forces Germany are broadly                  young people.Improve standards and
comparable or exceed those that Service                services for the entitled population by:
personnel and their families in the UK could           •	 Developing	and	implementing	a	future	
expect to receive.                                        strategy for patients suffering with
                                                          chronic and degenerative conditions.
The BFG population is, however, different in
many ways from that in the UK and, faced               •	 Developing	services	such	as	access	
with limited resources, the medical services              to OOH health advice and home
will continue to be focused on the specific               support.
needs of the community.                                •	 Addressing	environmental	and	
                                                          occupational health concerns.
                                                       •	 Focusing	preventative	measures	that	
BFG HS – The Future:
                                                          concentrate on education towards
We will continue to focus on the needs                    sexual health, including chlamydia
of the community in order to continually                  screening.

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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

BRITISH FORCES SOCIAL                           Head of Service
WORK SERVICE                                    UKSC, BFPO 140
                                                Tel: 02161 472 4751 (Mil 72 4751)
                                                PA: 02161 472 4603 (Mil 72 4303)
                                                Fax: 02161 472 2144 (Mil 72 2144)
                                                Central Referral Team:
                                                05241 84 3039/3040


     Mission: SSAFA FH is contracted to provide the British Forces Social Work
     Service (BFSWS), which is the statutory social work service for entitled
     personnel within the military community in Europe. It provides a service
     in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and 2004 and aims to assist
     the military Chain of Command in the prevention of personal and family
     difficulties, which could adversely affect operational readiness.



BFSWS has the following
responsibilities:
•	 Assessments	and	services	to	                 •	 Multi	agency	community	care	
   children and families in need under             assessments for those caring for
   Section 17 of the Children Act 1989.            someone with ill health and/or a
•	 Statutory	duty	to	safeguard	and	                disability.
   promote the welfare of children.             •	 Post	adoption	support	services.
•	 Statutory	duty	to	investigate	where	         •	 Birth	parent	counselling.
   there are concerns that a child              •	 Step	parent	adoption	services.
   is suffering, or likely to suffer,
                                                •	 Provision	of	an	emergency	out	
   significant harm. (Section 47 of the
                                                   of hours service for emergencies
   Children Act 1989)
                                                   involving children.
•	 Preventative	support	services	for	
                                                •	 All	referrals	to	the	BFSWS	are	made	
   children and families.
                                                   via the Central Referral Team on
•	 Recruitment,	assessment,	training	              05241 84 3039/3040.
   and support of registered foster
                                                •	 The	Central	Referral	Team	offers	
   carers.
                                                   a consultation service should you
•	 Multi	agency	community	care	                    wish to discuss concerns prior to
   assessment for adults with ill health           making a referral.
   and/or a disability.




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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

St John And Red Cross                           Welfare Manager Germany & Cyprus
Defence Medical Welfare                         DMWS, J1 Branch, HQ UKSC,
Service (DMWS)                                  BFPO 140.


                                                Tel: 02161 472 4564 (Mil 72 4564)
                                                Fax: 02161 472 4614 (Mil 72 4614)
                                                E-mail: UKSCG-G1-MedDMWS-
                                                        WMGC-PA@mod.uk



     Mission: To provide a comprehensive and high quality medical welfare
     service in peacetime and in war, in both static locations and on operational
     deployment to support those in hospital who are:
      • Members of the Armed Forces of the Crown
      • Entitled civilians acting in support of the Armed Forces
      • Their dependant relatives



The DMWS is a hospital based service            The responsibilities of DMWS
provided by qualified staff. The service        are as follows:
is patient-led and offers practical and         •	 24	hour	on-call	personal	
emotional support to patients and their            response to crises.
families.
                                                •	 In-patient	support
There are five teams of welfare officers           (emotional and practical).
based at the five Designated Provider
                                                •	 Support	to	relatives.
Hospitals (DGPs) in Hannover,
Osnabrück, Bielefeld, Paderborn and             •	 Management	of	welfare	
Viersen/Dülken.                                    accommodation.
                                                •	 Operational	role.




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

HIVE Support Team                             HIVE Support Team Europe,
                                              J1 Branch, HQ UKSC, BFPO 140


                                              Tel: 02161 472 3218 (Mil 72 3218)
                                              Fax: 02161 472 3482 (Mil 72 3482)
                                              E-mail: library@hive-europe.co.uk
                                              Web: www.hive-europe.co.uk




     Mission: HIVE Information Centres Support the chain of command and
     Tri-Service Communities through the provision of up to date and relevant
     information.



All HIVE Information Centres are              HIVE Europe has its own website
supported by the HIVE Support                 which includes a New Arrivals section,
Team, which enables staff to operate          links to employment vacancies in
an efficient and effective information        your area and other useful sites. It has
referral service to the Service               contact details of all HIVEs worldwide
community.                                    and details of “What’s On” in your local
Location of HIVEs in Europe are:              area.
Bielefeld, Brunssum, Celle, Detmold,
Dülmen, Elmpt, Fallingbostel,
Gütersloh PRB & MB, Hameln, Herford,
Hohne, Münster South & West,
Paderborn, Ramstein, Rheindahlen,
Sennelager, SHAPE, Wildenrath,
Naples and Lisbon.




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            AGENCY                                              CONTACT

Home-Start BFG                                   Director
                                                 Home-Start BFG, Bldg 10 Gordon
                                                 Bks, BFPO 31


                                                 Tel: 05151 917356 (Mil 83 2356)
                                                 Fax: 05151 917217 (Mil 83 2217)
                                                 E-mail: home-startbfg@bfgnet.de



      Mission: Home-Start’s simple approach is to offer the support of one
      trained volunteer to a parent who is facing difficulties and usually has one
      child under five. The friendship, practical and emotional support provided
      by a volunteer in the family’s own home enables parents to cope with the
      pressures they are facing and reduces the potential for family crisis and
      breakdown.



Home-Start is the UK’s leading family            •	 All	volunteers	have	attended	a	
support organisation.                               training course.
                                                 •	 Volunteers	are	there	to	listen,	offer	
Families:
                                                    friendship and practical help.
•	 Home-Start	helps	a	wide	variety	
                                                 •	 They	offer	families	an	opportunity	to	
   of families who are looking for
                                                    build up their confidence, develop
   support for many reasons including
                                                    new skills and enjoy family life.
   isolation, loneliness, postnatal
   illness, relationship problems,               Schemes:
   disability and coping with multiple
                                                 Home-Start schemes operate in
   birth or several children.
                                                 Bad Fallingbostel, Bielefeld, Celle,
•	 Families	are	visited	by	a	Home-Start	         Detmold, Gütersloh, Hameln, Herford,
   volunteer while they feel they need           Bergen-Hohne, Münster, Paderborn,
   help.                                         Rheindahlen, Sennelager, SHAPE
•	 Families	choose	whether	or	not	to	            and Wildenrath. Each scheme is run
   accept Home-Start support.                    by an organiser and supported by a
•	 A	volunteer	will	only	visit	on	the	           secretary.
   invitation of the family.                     Families can self refer or be referred
                                                                          ,
                                                 by the Health Visitor, GP Unit Welfare
Volunteers:                                      Officer, Army Welfare Service, Social
•	 Volunteers	are	carefully	selected	for	        Worker, Padre, HIVE, SCE, Relate and
   their friendliness, practical approach        others.
   and in families’ own homes for a few
   hours a week.


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          AGENCY                                                CONTACT

NAAFI (Germany)                                  Sue Smith
                                                 NAAFI CSO, JHQ, BFPO 40


                                                 Tel: 02161 5627508
                                                 Fax: 02161 5627605
                                                 Web: www.naafi.co.uk
                                                 E-mail: sasmith@naafi.co.uk




Since 1921 NAAFI have actively                   With no shareholders to reward we
supported Britain’s Armed Forces,                reinvest any financial gains back to
side by side in campaigns all around             serve the Services through either:
the world, something we continue                 •	 Our	welfare	return	for	junior	ranks	
today in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.              and their families.
As an integral part of forces life, NAAFI
                                                 •	 The	provision	of	welfare	facilities	
provides an important link to home
                                                    which would not otherwise be
for men and women who continue to
                                                    available.
bravely represent our country both at
home and abroad.                                 •	 The	delivery	of	lower	pricing	on	
                                                    basic British essentials to ensure
We are a “not for profit” organisation,
                                                    service personnel and their families
created and managed solely to
                                                    are not disadvantaged by being
serve the Services. We provide
                                                    overseas.
catering, retail, leisure and facilities
management, with the aim of
delivering a “home from home” service
to Service personnel and their families.




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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

Parent Partnership                              Tel: 02161 472 6426 (Mil 72 6426)
Service (PPS)                                   Fax: 02161 472 8572 (Mil 72 8572)
                                                E-mail: UKSCG-G1-PPO@mod.uk




      Mission: To provide an independent advice, information and support
      service to families within BFG on issues relating to special educational
      needs (SEN).



Responsibilities include:                       Training, advice and support:
                                                •	 Advice	on	SEN	procedures	is	
Working with parents:
                                                   available to parents through
•	 Providing	advice	and	support	                   information support and training.
   to parents through individual
                                                •	 Training	of	other	services/
   meetings, support in multi-agency
                                                   professionals on SEN procedures.
   meetings, form-filling, appeals,
   transition back to UK, school                •	 Training	of	Independent	Parental	
   admissions.                                     Supporters, if required/used.
•	 Support	in	resolving	issues	with	            Networking and collaboration:
   schools or SCE.
                                                •	 Working	with	schools,	SCE,	Health	
Information and publicity:                         and Social Services professionals
                                                   to develop positive relationships
•	 Providing	neutral,	accurate	
                                                   with parents.
   information for parents on all
   SEN procedures/interpretation                Helping to inform and influence local
   of information published by SCE,             SEN policy and practice:
   CEAS, DCSF and schools.
                                                •	 Ensuring	parents	views	are	heard	
•	 Publicity	of	available	services	                and understood, individually
   locally.                                        and collectively, and inform the
•	 Ensuring	that	information	is	                   development of local SEN policy.
   available using a variety of                 •	 Providing	a	link	between	CEAS	
   mediums, if required.                           and SCE regarding movement of
                                                   children/SEN enquiries/SEN policy.




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

RAF Legal Services                             Chief Clerk
                                               Block C, Wentworth Bks, Herford,
                                               BFPO 15


                                               Tel: 05221 995 3518/3012
                                                    (Mil 82 3518/3012)
                                               Fax: 05221 995 3503 (Mil 82 3503)


     Mission: To provide legal advice to Army Personnel and their families and
     in many instances UKBCs. We specialise in Military Legal Advice.



Free advice and representation are
available for the following:
•	 Before,	during	and	after	interviews	        •	 On	Court	Martial	within	BFG.
   by RMP/SIB within BFG and                   •	 On	redress	of	complaint	within	BFG.
   operational areas.
                                               •	 At	Standing	Civilian	Court
•	 Before	charge/summary	dealing	                 within BFG.
   within BFG and operational areas.
                                               •	 On	matrimonial	matters.
•	 On	summary	appeal	within	BFG.




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          AGENCY                                          CONTACT

Relate                                      Director
                                            Relate, RSU, BFPO 40


                                            Tel: 02161 472 2826 (Mil 72 2826)
                                            Fax: 02161 472 2116 (Mil 72 2116)
                                            E-mail: relate.director@bfgnet.de



Relate’s responsibilities include:
•	 Relationship	counselling	
   (individuals, couple, same sex).
•	 Relationship	Advice.
•	 Psycho-Sexual	Therapy.
•	 Telephone	Counselling.
Counsellors are based at locations
throughout Germany. Not all services
operate in all locations.




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         AGENCY                                              CONTACT

Service Children’s                            Chief Executive
Education (SCE)                               HQ SCE, Wegberg Military Complex,
                                              BFPO 40


                                              Tel: 02160 908 2295 (Mil 94867 2295)
                                              Fax: 02160 908 2488 (Mil 94867 2488)



     Mission: To provide an effective and efficient education service, from
     Foundation Stage through to sixth form, for dependant children residing
     with MOD personnel serving outside of the United Kingdom.
     To enable those children to benefit from their residence abroad.



Service Children’s Education is               SCE schools follow the English National
responsible for the education of              Curriculum and pupils are assessed as
children of British Military personnel        they would be in English schools at the
and entitled civilians in Germany,            end of Key Stages 1 and 2 (ages 7 and
Cyprus and a range of other overseas          11). At Key Stage 4 and sixth form
locations. Within BFG, SCE maintains          pupils follow courses leading to GCSE,
21 First and Primary schools, 1 Middle        A level and other post-16 qualifications.
school and 4 Secondary schools                Careers centres operate in each
providing education from age 3 up to          secondary school.
sixth form. SCE also operates 3 music
schools in BFG.




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           AGENCY                                                CONTACT

Sixth Sense Newspaper                              Editor
                                                   Block 4, Rochdale Barracks, Bielefeld,
                                                   BFPO 39


                                                   Tel: 0521 923482 (Mil 81 3482)
                                                   Fax: 0521 9247229 (Mil 81 3483)
                                                   E-mail: news@sixth-sense-
                                                           newspaper.de
                                                   Web:    www.sixthsense.bfgnet.de



      Mission: To act as a medium for the dissemination of news and
      information to the Service Community living in Germany and to generate
      funds which will be available for the overall benefit of the Community.



Sixth Sense is the Army’s only                     Sixth Sense works closely with the
newspaper in BFG, providing a                      Army to disseminate Command
comprehensive news service for                     Information to the BFG Community
soldiers and their families. It is entirely        and is run under the guidance of a
self-funding and once operating costs              steering committee chaired by the
have been deducted, all surplus profits            Chief of Staff HQ UKSC.
go to schemes to benefit the BFG                   As a company, it also publishes a
Community.                                         range of programmes and brochures
The paper began life in Soest in 1970              for Army departments and units.
and was named after the now defunct
6th Armoured Division. Sixth Sense
caters for a readership of 30,000 plus
and employs a staff of 23.




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          AGENCY                                              CONTACT

SSAFA Forces Help                               Volunteer Development Manager,
Western Europe (SSAFA FH)                       Western Europe


                                                Tel: 02161 472 3392 (Mil 72 3392)
                                                Fax: 02161 472 2260 (Mil 72 2260)
                                                E-mail: bfgvpo@ssafa.org.uk




     Mission: SSAFA FH is committed to supporting people and their families
     who are serving or have served one paid day in any of the Armed Forces or
     their Reserves, who are in need, suffering or in distress.



The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and               •	 The	Volunteer	Projects	Office	also	
Families Association Forces Help was               coordinates the Carer Support
founded in 1885 and is the national                Scheme through which trained
charity which helps serving and ex-                volunteers offer respite care to
service men, women and their families              children of families where at least
in need.                                           one person has an additional need
•	 The	Volunteer	Projects	Office	                  or disability.
   consists of a Volunteer                      •	 Every	January	the	ceremony	for	
   Development Manager, a Publicity                the Young Achiever Awards is held.
   Officer, an Office Administrator and            Young people across Western
   a Projects Development Officer.                 Europe are nominated for an act
   They offer advice and support to                of bravery, sporting or creative
   all the SSAFA Service Committees                achievement, helping others or for
   across Western Europe.                          overcoming adversity.
•	 SSAFA	FH	also	organises	several	             •	 Autumn	is	the	season	for	Big	Brew	
   big events during the year. Every               Up fund-raising events to take
   summer there is a Children with                 place across Western Europe.
   Additional Needs Holiday, this is an            Committees or other agencies
   activity holiday and currently takes            across the Garrisons can take part
   place in the Netherlands. It is an              and hold their own “tea” event.
   exciting opportunity for the children
   to spend time away from home, try
                                                All monies raised from these events
   something new and to build their
                                                are spent locally or donated to the
   confidence; it also affords families
                                                children with Special Needs.
   some respite time.


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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

Victim Support                                   Coordinator
                                                 Victim Support, JHQ, BFPO 140


                                                 Tel: 02161 472 2272 (Mil 72 2272)
                                                 Fax: 02161 472 2558 (Mil 72 2558)


     Mission: Victim Support is the independent national charity which helps
     people cope with crime. Staff and volunteers offer free and confidential
     information, practical help and support.



Victim Support offers emotional                  Anyone affected by crime can
support, information and practical help          contact Victim Support directly for
to people affected directly or indirectly        help. The service is free, confidential
by crime. Our trained volunteers offer:          and available to everyone – regardless
•	 Someone	to	talk	to	in	confidence              of when the crime happened or
                                                 whether it was reported to the police.
•	 Information	on	police	and	court	
   procedures.                                   If the crime has been has been
                                                 reported to the police the scheme will
•	 Information	about	criminal	
                                                 be informed provided the victim or
   compensation overseas.
                                                 witness has given their consent.
•	 Links	to	other	sources	of	help.




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              AGENCY                                                                       CONTACT

Vocational Training Services                                            Director
(VTS) BFG                                                               VTS, 3 York Drive, JHQ, BFPO 40
                                                                        Tel: 02161 472 4086 (Mil 72 4086)
                                                                        Fax: 02161 472 3870 (Mil 72 3870)
 VTS



                                                                        E-mail: vts@bfgnet.de
                                       A City & Guides and OCR          Web: www.bfgnet.de/community/
  Vocational Training Services BFG   (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA)
  Helping YOU Achieve Your Goals           Approved Centre.                  vtsbfg.html



       Mission: VTS is committed to provide a high standard of learning and
       development, available to all within the BFG community. VTS staff work
       in partnership with all education providers to enable members of the
       community to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution.



Our Motto:                                                              Key Skills:
Helping You Achieve Your Goals.                                         •	 3	Core	and	3	wider	Key	Skills	Levels	
                                                                           1-3
We provide the assistance learners
need to progress into or within their                                   Employability and Personal
professional role.                                                      Development Award:
•	 VTS	works	in	partnership	with	all	                                   •	 For	persons	re-entering	
   education providers and J1 Welfare                                      employment and school leavers
   Agencies, to enable the community                                       involving a work placement.
   to realise their full potential.                                     •	 Skills	(Key	and	Technical)	can	later	
•	 Staff	attend	BFG	Careers	Fairs,	                                        be mapped to an Apprenticeship
   provide CV writing and interview                                        qualification.
   skills training at secondary schools
                                                                        Vocational Related Qualification
   and contribute to the ‘You Choose 2
                                                                        (VRQ):
   Learn’ website.
                                                                        •	 Hairdressing	(in	cooperation	with	
Vocational Qualifications:                                                 SCE schools).
Foundation Apprenticeships –
                                                                        Learning and Development Awards:
•	 Technical	Certificate
                                                                        •	 Assessor	(A1)
•	 Key	Skills	(Application	of	Number	
                                                                        •	 Verifier	(V1)
   and Communication)
•	 Relevent	NVQ	at	Level	2
NVQs:
•	 B&A	LEVELS	1	-	4                                                       Please see website for more details
                                                                                    on the above.
•	 CS	Levels	2	&	3
•	 Multi-Skilled	Hospitality	Level	1

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          AGENCY                                            CONTACT

WRVS Services Welfare BFG                    WRVS Services Welfare
                                             Manager BFG,
                                             J1 Branch, HQ UKSC(G), BFPO 140


                                             Tel: 02161 472 6173 (Mil 72 6173)
                                             Fax: 02161 472 6171 (Mil 72 6171)
                                             Web: wrvs.org.uk



     Mission: WRVS Services Welfare is funded by the Ministry of Defence and
     works closely with the Army providing emotional and practical support to
     empower single and unaccompanied Service personnel to find a solution
     to their problem.
     Services Welfare work with the Commanding Officer and chain of
     command to help maintain morale, identify trends and manage unit
     recreation areas.



Services Welfare Officers                    •	 Visiting	serving	personnel	who	
responsibilities include:                       are confined to camp on duty or
•	 Offering	confidential,	non-                  hospitalised or serving a period of
   military support to single and               detention.
   unaccompanied Service personnel.          •	 Taking	part	in	induction	for	new	
•	 Managing	recreation	and	alcohol	             soldiers.
   free centres.                             •	 Working	with	the	chain	of	command	
•	 Supporting	the	chain	of	command	             to help new recruits adjust to their
   with issues such as morale and               new way of life.
   retention.




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           AGENCY                                               CONTACT

J1 BFG Vehicle Licensing                         Fax:        02161 472 4468
Office (VLO)                                                 (Mil 72 4468)
                                                 Helpline:   02161 472 4100
                                                             (Mil 72 4100)




      Mission: The BFG VLO mission is to provide a fast, efficient and cost-
      effective vehicle licensing service to entitled members of BFG and military
      units. Our aim is to provide a helpful, friendly and responsive customer
      service to the best of our abilities, whilst always striving for excellence.
      This includes the operation and organisation of the BFG Vehicle Licensing
      Office (VLO) – including its staff, the VLO database and the VLO building.



As well as the licensing of vehicles,            processed through these local offices,
the VLO manufactures and issues                  being authenticated, checked and
both British and German style number             countersigned before being sent to the
plates free of charge for all entitled           main VLO.
vehicles. Free UK tax discs are also             The BFG VLO runs regular day briefing
supplied for all right hand drive                sessions for new BFG VLO officers and
vehicles.                                        clerks throughout BFG.
The BFG VLO is organised into 4 cells:           A Helpline service is available which is
•	 Initial	registrations.                        designed to assist people with queries
•	 Plate	manufacture.                            on registration who do not have easy
                                                 access to a local Unit BFG office – e.g.
•	 Renewal	of	Registrations	and
                                                 spouses or people being posted into
   NAAFI fleet registration.
                                                 BFG from elsewhere.
•	 Special	Services	–	including	
                                                 The BFG VLO does not operate
   military white fleet, de-registration,
                                                 a counter service for registration
   insurance cancellations and the
                                                 applications. Requests to fast track
   Helpline.
                                                 registrations are considered if
The VLO is supported by a network                there is good reason, such as on
of local BFG offices at Unit and                 compassionate grounds – requests
Garrison level. Applications are                 must come through Unit BFG offices.




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          AGENCY                                                 CONTACT

J1 Chaplains Branch                               Tel: 02161 472 2807 (Mil 72 2807)
                                                  Fax: 02161 472 4601 (Mil 72 4601)
                                                  E-mail: UKSCG-G1-Chap-(Mailbox)




      Mission: To meet spiritual, moral and pastoral needs of the Army in order
      to nurture and develop its personnel and their families.



The responsibilities of the Chaplains             •	 Ensuring	that	the	provision	of	
branch include:                                      chaplaincy support to the entire
•	 Ensuring	that	there	exists	at	all	                military and dependant community
   locations, a professional, strictly               encompasses those of other
   confidential and accessible                       faiths and beliefs by utilising the
   provision of chaplaincy to all military           assistance of ‘Other Faith’ Civilian
   and civilian personnel and their                  Chaplains to the Military(CCMs).
   dependants.
                                                  J1 Chaplains branch interacts with
•	 The	assurance	of	ancillary	                    many other welfare agencies in
   chaplaincy support such as that                order to provide an interdisciplinary
   provided by C2 MSF Community                   approach to specifically identified
   Chaplains within the garrisons.                needs within the BFG community.
•	 Assurance	to	the	chain	of	command	             The Spiritual and Pastoral Care of
   that during the present operational            individuals and groups is expressed
   tempo, garrison chaplaincy                     through the professional competences
   provision is able to meet the specific         of the members of the RAChD, many
   needs of dependant and rear-party              of whom bring into military chaplaincy
   personnel.                                     a wealth of experience garnered from
                                                  many years in parochial ministry.




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          AGENCY                                              CONTACT

J1 Community Support                            Policy and Agencies
                                                Tel:    02161 472 2552
                                                        (Mil 948 72 2552)
                                                E-mail: UKSCG-G1-COMSP-
                                                        POL-SO2

Community Support provides the
detailed staff focus for all community          Casework and Agencies
support policy, provision and complex
                                                Tel:    02161 472 4895
case work. This includes:
                                                        (Mil 948 72 4895)
•	 Childcare
                                                E-mail: UKSCG-G1-COMSP-
•	 Child	protection                                     AGENCY-SO2
•	 Safeguarding	children
•	 Disabilities	and	Additional	Needs
•	 Welfare	of	vulnerable	adults
•	 The	Veterans	Support	Initiative	             Responsibility for community
                                                agencies includes ensuring that
•	 Community	support	for	
                                                up-to-date contracts, charters and
   organisations and agencies
                                                agreements are maintained where
   operating in BFG
                                                appropriate. It also includes the
•	 Foreign	and	Commonwealth	                    monitoring of publicly-funded agency
   matters (less impressing status              in-year expenditure, performance
   certificates in passports)                   and provision of advice on the
•	 Leading	the	Social	Welfare	Core	             requirements of the chain of command
   Working Group                                and the military community.
Community Support appointments                  J1 Community Support also acts as
have a mixture of statutory, quasi-             the policy focus for the British Forces
statutory and non-statutory                     Social Work Service and for the British
responsibilities that are unique to this        Forces Early Years Service, ensuring
HQ. In UK, a local authority would              that the GOC UKSC’s responsibilities
undertake the majority of these                 as Statutory Authority are met by these
responsibilities.                               two regulatory bodies.




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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

J1 Compassionate                                J1 Compassionate
                                                Tel: 02161 472 2503/2512
                                                     (Mil 72 2503/2512)
 Mission: Provision of policy,                  Births, Marriages,
 advice and casework on Welfare                 Civil Partnerships, Deaths:
 and Personnel matters pertaining               Tel: 02161 472 2100
 to both the military and civilian                    (Mil 72 2100)
 community in BFG and North West
 Europe (NWE).                                  ID Cards, Personnel Locations
                                                Tel: 02161 472 2851
                                                     (Mil 72 2851)

J1 Compassionate responsibilities               Fax: 02161 472 3490
include:                                             (Mil 72 3490)
•	 Policy,	advice	and	casework	for	             E-mail: UKSCG-G1Comp-(Mailbox)
   casualty and compassionate
   procedures in direct liaison with
   Joint Casualty Compassionate
   Centre(JCCC) and Army Inquiries
   and Aftercare Support Cell(AIASC)
•	 Training	of	Casualty	Notification	           •	 Policy	and	procedures	for	the	issue	
   Officers (CNO) and Visiting Officers            of British passports, and Impressing
   (VO).                                           Status Certificates in Passports of
                                                   non EU soldiers and dependants.
•	 Repatriation	of	bodies	to	the	UK,	or	
   local burial and cremation; including        •	 Marriage	policy	and	procedures	
   policy on use of Military Cemeteries            for marriage under the Foreign
   in BFG.                                         Marriage Act and under local law.
•	 Monitoring	of	all	listed	patients	in	        •	 Civil	Partnership	Policy	and	
   hospital and advice to units on                 procedures under the Civil
   visits under the DILFOR scheme                  Partnership Act.
   (Dangerously Ill Forwarding                  •	 Policy,	procedures	and	processing	
   Overseas Relatives).                            of all civilian and dependant ID
•	 Service	Registering	Officer	for	all	            cards.
   births, marriages, civil partnerships        •	 Advice	on	personnel	locations	
   and deaths within BFG and NWE.                  within the provision of the Data
•	 Policy	and	casework	for	the	                    Protection Act.
   granting and cessation of BFG                •	 Provision	of	statistical	information	
   status under the Status of Forces               through the G1 Personnel Statistical
   Agreement (SOFA).                               Information (G1PSI).




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

SO2 J1 Childcare                                SO2 J1 Childcare
                                                J1 Branch, HQ UKSC, BFPO 140


Responsibilities:                               Tel: 02161 472 6416 (Mil 472 6416)
•	 Training	and	qualification	
   programme for daycare staff and
   childminders.
•	 Advising	J1	chain	of	command	
   on all matters pertaining to
   childcare and legislation and UKSC
   responsibilities.
•	 Provision	of	professional	advice	and	
   support to all childcare personnel in
   UKSC area of responsibility.




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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

BFG Children And Young                          Deputy Children’s Services Director
People’s Plan (CYPP)                            Tel: 02161 472 4867 (Mil 72 4867)



     Vision: We will ensure that BFG is an inspiring, safe and healthy place
     for all our children and young people, where they can enjoy, learn and
     develop without being disadvantaged by the disruption of Service family
     life whilst benefiting from the opportunities of living in Germany.



Every child and young person in                 Overarching priorities:
BFG should expect the support they              •	 Action	is	taken	to	mitigate	against	
need to:                                           the turbulence of military life (the
•	 Be	healthy.                                     effects of mobility, transition and
•	 Be	safe	and	to	feel	safe.                       operational tours).
•	 Have	fun	and	do	well	both	in	and	            •	 Safeguarding	and	promoting	the	
   out of school.                                  welfare of children is paramount.
•	 Get	involved	with	the	community	             •	 We	will	work	in	partnership	with	
   and to have their voice heard.                  parents and carers so that they are
                                                   engaged in decision making and
•	 Be	prepared	for	a	successful	life.
                                                   are supported, especially in times of
                                                   need.
Children and Young People’s
Strategic Plan
                                                The BFG Children and Young People’s
Brings every organisation that                  Plan identifies 12 themes to support
supports children and young people in           these priorities. The plan can be found
BFG together in a single strategic plan,        at www.bfgnet.de/cypp.htm
so that all children and young people
can achieve the five outcomes above.




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          AGENCY                                              CONTACT

J1 Discipline & Ceremonial                     Tel: 02161 4722443 (Mil 72 2443)
                                               Fax: 02161 4722083 (Mil 72 2083)


     Mission: Responsibility for discipline policy including the J1 aspects
     of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement and advice to units on all
     disciplinary matters.



Additional responsibilities include the        •	 Co-ordination	of	the	Compulsory	
control and management of roulement               Drug Testing programme within BFG.
bands within BFG.                              •	 Preparation	of	briefs	on	disciplinary	
Ongoing activities include:                       matters requiring action by GOC
•	 Ensuring	dependants	and	civilians	             UKSC.
   (less German Nationals) working             •	 Discipline	advice	to	UKSC	units	
   in support of the Force in BFG are             within BFG plus British Army units
   subject to military law.                       and British Army elements at NATO
•	 Monitoring	all	Courts	Martial	and	             HQ’s located in Belgium, Denmark,
   Standing Civilian Court activity               Holland & Norway.
   within UKSC.                                •	 Allocation	of	bands	to	tasks	within	
•	 Administrative	Actions	brought	                BFG & Northwest Europe.
   against officers and soldiers.




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          AGENCY                                                    CONTACT

J1 Educational and Training                      Tel:     02161 472 2528
Services                                                  (Mil 94 872 2528)
                                                 Fax:     02161 472 4681
                                                          (Mil 94 872 4681)
                                                 E-mail: UKSCG-G1- ETS-ChClk




      Mission: To provide specialist staff advice to GOC HQ UKSC on
      educational and training matters; to establish, staff, fund, resource and
      maintain educational and training facilities for provision of educational and
      training services in BFG in order to contribute to operational effectiveness
      and to enhance the quality of life of entitled personnel and dependants.



Responsibilities:                                Staff focus for:
•	 Supporting	the	effective	and	                 •	 Personal	and	professional	
   efficient provision of soldier and               development matters.
   officer mandatory educational                 •	 Learning	Forces	issues.
   programmes.
                                                 •	 German	language	training.
•	 Holding	the	ETS(G)	civilian	
                                                 •	 Provision	of	specialist	Army	Library	
   establishment.
                                                    & Information Services.
•	 Holding	the	ETS(G)	budget.
                                                 •	 Civilian	examinations	for	Service	
                                                    personnel & dependents.
                                                 •	 Vocational	Training	Services.
                                                 •	 Liaison	with	Service	Children’s	
                                                    Education.
                                                 •	 Children’s	Services
                                                 •	 14-19	Agenda




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          AGENCY                                            CONTACT

J1 Employment Disclosure and                   Employment Disclosure
Independent Complaints Office                  Vetting Office
                                               J1 Branch, HQ UKSC, BFPO 140
                                               Tel: 02161 472 6423 (Mil 72 6423)


                                               Office Manager:
                                               Tel: 02161 472 4917 (Mil 72 4917)
                                               Fax: 02161 472 4800 (Mil 72 4800)


     Mission: To provide and coordinate an effective employment disclosure
     policy and suitability checking service and in addition manage the
     community service and social welfare independent complaints service in
     the UKSC geographical area or responsibility (AOR).



Responsibilities:
Development, regulating and enforcing          Overseeing and managing the
HQ UKSC policy on Employment                   Community Service and Social Welfare
Disclosure matters and for setting             Complaints, Compliments, Comments
minimum standards of practice for              and Representations procedure and
recruitment and appointment.                   policy.
Safeguarding procedures for                    Providing support, promoting local
employees and workers in postings              resolution and briefing Command J1
affording direct and indirect access to        staff.
children and vulnerable persons.




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          AGENCY                                            CONTACT

J1 Independent Conference                        Tel:   02161 472 8573/4440
And Review Service (ICRS)                               (Mil 72 8573/4440)
                                                 Fax:   02161 472 8572
                                                        (Mil 72 8572)
                                                 E-mail: UKSC(G)-G1ICRS-
                                                         Mailbox@mod.uk




      Mission: Provision of an independent conference and review service for
      children and young people in the UKSC geographical area of authority
      (AOR), accountable to the GOC.



ICRS safeguarding responsibilities
include chairing Initial and Review
Child Protection Conferences and
‘Looked After Children’ Reviews, in
line with current legislative, regulatory
and guidance requirements which
are applicable in England, including
relevant associated tasks.




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

SO3 J1 Information                            SO3 J1 Information
                                              J1 Branch, HQ UKSC, BFPO 140


                                              Tel: 02161 4722037 (Mil 72 2037)
                                              E-mail: UKSCG-G1-SO3G1Information

Responsibilities include:
•	 Formatting,	editing	and	updating
   of Forces Text.                            •	 Supply	up	to	date	and	relevant	
•	 Liaison	with	Sixth	Sense,	BFBS	               information to the pages of bfgnet
   and Media Comms on issues                     which are relevant to J1/Community
   concerning J1 and its associated              Support issues.
   agencies.                                  •	 Coordination	of	information	for
•	 Coordinating	distribution	of	J1/              J1 publications.
   Community support information              •	 Assist	with	promotion	of	Community	
   to the BFG Community.                         Support agencies and events.
•	 Assist	with	communication/                 •	 Liaison	with	Garrison	Information	
   coordination/resourcing of                    Officers, HIVE and G1 1 Div to
   information within J1 sub branches.           facilitate the sharing of information.




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

J1 Legal Branch                               Tel: 02161 472 2629 (Mil 72 2629)
                                              Fax: 02161 472 2013 (Mil 72 2013)
                                              E-mail: UKSCG-
                                                      G1LEGAL(MAILBOX)@mod.uk




     Mission: To provide timely, accurate and practical legal advice to the GOC
     and his chain of command on all issues relating to military, administrative
     and local authority law.



Responsibilities include:
•	 Legal	advice	to	the	chain	of	              •	 Representing	Commanding
   command on disciplinary matters,              Officers at custody hearings.
   administrative actions and redress         •	 Legal	advice	to	the	UKSC	
   of individual grievances.                     Safeguarding Children Board on
•	 Advising	on	Service	Inquiries.                child protection issues.
•	 Advising	RMP/SIB	on	their	
   investigations.
•	 Review	and	re-drafting	of	SOBA(G).




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          AGENCY                                              CONTACT

J1 Medical Branch                              SO1 Med
                                               Tel: 02161 472 2926 (Mil 72 2926)

                                               SO2 Med
                                               Tel: 02161 472 4624 (Mil 72 4624)

                                               SO2 EH
                                               Tel: 02161 472 4941 (Mil 72 4941)

                                               WO1 EH
                                               Tel: 02161 472 4598 (Mil 72 4598)

                                               Fax: 02161 472 4601 (Mil 72 4601)


     Mission: To provide policy to allow the most effective Medical, Veterinary
     and Welfare support to the regional command and infrastructure to all
     specified formations in order to support the GOC’s Mission.



J1 Medical Branch responsibilities             •	 To	run	the	Health	Core	Working	
include:                                          group to support the work of the
•	 Staff	focus	for	health	and	medical	            Area Authority Board
   matters in UKSC, including strategic        •	 Focal	point	for	environmental	health	
   issues and monitoring service                  and communicable disease in BFG.
   performance in a multi-agency               •	 Acting	as	a	focus	for	health	
   context.                                       promotion and protection.
•	 Staff	link	between	UKSC	and                 •	 Hosting	Defence	Medical	Welfare	
   BFG HS.                                        Service Operations Manager.




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          AGENCY                                             CONTACT

J1 Operations,                                J1 Branch, HQ UKSC, BFPO 140
Policy And Manning

                                              SO2 J1 Plans
                                              Tel: 02161 472 2871 (Mil 72 2871)
                                              Fax: 02161 472 3482 (Mil 72 3482)

                                              SO2 J1 Ops/Man
                                              Tel: 02161 472 2802 (Mil 72 2802)
                                              Fax: 02161 472 3482 (Mil 72 3482)


     Mission: To direct, provide and coordinate policy on all J1 issues
     pertaining to the BFG community.



SO2 J1 Plans responsibilities:                SO2 J1 Ops responsibilities:
•	 J1	Policy	coordination	and	desk	           •	 Branch	Coordinator.
   level guidance to General Staff,           •	 Promulgation	of	Command	
   Functional Branches (Provost, Med,            Information.
   SPS, Legal, Chaplains), agencies
                                              •	 Transfer	Fairs,	Recruiting	and	Unit	
   and organisations operating within
                                                 Surge Tours.
   North West Europe.
                                              •	 Staff	Sponsor,	Standing	Orders	
•	 Direction	of	J1	operational	and	
                                                 British Army (Germany) (SOBA(G))
   infrastructure issues.
                                                 and Standing Instructions British
•	 Sponsor	of	BFG	Community	                     Army (Germany) (SIBA(G)) and
   Services Strategy and Community               Garrison Routine Orders (GRO).
   Services Directory.
                                              •	 Sponsor	of	Sixth	Sense,	SSVC	and	
•	 Chair	of	Sports	and	Recreation	               Forces Text.
   Working Group.
                                              •	 Management	and	recruitment	of	
•	 Secretary	of	Area	Authority	Board             civilian employees within J1 area.
•	 J1	Cost	Centre	and	budgets.




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           AGENCY                                             CONTACT

J1 Personal Services                           SO2 PS
                                               Tel:    02161 472 3065 (Mil 72 3065)
                                               E-mail: UKSCG-G1-PS-SO2

                                               SO3 Agency/Casework
                                               Tel:    02161 472 3120 (Mil 72 3120)
                                               E-mail: UKSCG-G1-
                                                       SO3PSCASEWORK

                                               SO3 Ops/Fin
                                               Tel:    02161 472 3064 (Mil 72 3064)
                                               E-mail: UKSCG-G1-PS-SO3



      Mission: To pursue Policy and Personnel matters which contribute to
      the Terms and Conditions of Service of military personnel based in BFG,
      including the infrastructure support for the maintenance of the Force.



J1 Personal Services responsibilities          •	 Financial:		Service	persons	pay	and	
include:                                          allowances casework, both within
•	 Soldiers/Dependants	Terms	and	                 entitlement and out of scale claims.
   Conditions of Service.                      •	 Liaison	with	Armed	Forces	Pay	
•	 Command	level	process	for	service	             Review Body and Local Overseas
   personnel Redress of Complaints.               Allowance teams.
•	 Command	level	policy	and	                   •	 Equal	Opportunities	advisor	to	
   processing of service and civilian             the GOC for BFG units under HQ
   personnel casework on allowances               UKSC(G) OPCOM.
   and entitlements.                           •	 Special	Needs	and	Disabled	
•	 Infrastructure	matters	including:	             Dependants single point of contact
   medical issues, housing retention,             for service and civilian personnel
   retention in SCE schools, NAAFI,               pre-posting into BFG.
   postal.                                     •	 Point	of	liaison	for	the	AFF(G),
•	 School	Children’s	Visits	policy	               HIVE BFG and NAAFI.
   as it affects service and civilian
   personnel in BFG.




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           AGENCY                                                CONTACT

J1 Provost Branch                                 DPM(G)
                                                  Tel: 02161 472 2626 (Mil 72 2626)

                                                  SO2 Pro
                                                  Tel: 02161 472 2894 (Mil 72 2894)

                                                  Custodial Advisor
                                                  Tel: 02161 472 4420 (Mil 72 4420)

                                                  Chief Clk
                                                  Tel: 02161 472 2479 (Mil 72 2479)

                                                  Fax: 02161 472 3124 (Mil 72 3124)



Operational Support                               Community Safety
The first task of the RMP is to provide           Vision Statement:
operational support to the Army.                  We will work in partnership with other
In Germany the RMP also has                       agencies to reduce levels of crime and
obligations under the Status of Forces            the fear of crime in BFG.
Agreement to provide a military                   RMP(G) aim for the delivery of a first
policing service to BFG and in many               class military police service to all in
respects this is an ‘operation’ in itself.        BFG. Within this framework Public
The requirement for UKSC to                       Safety will be enhanced by our
discharge responsibilities similar                pro-active approach to multi-agency
to those of a UK local authority,                 working. This is built on a foundation
encompassed in the Community                      of integrity, fairness, humanity and
Services Strategy, gives rise to a                inclusiveness.
number of implied and direct tasks in             As a result Provost Branch is actively
the area of Community Safety; Provost             engaged with many other staff
Branch is the staff focal point for the           branches in the development of
development of military policing and              Community Safety policy, advice
custodial policy within this sphere.              and assistance in other ‘core needs’
                                                  areas, and the continued review of the
                                                  Community Services Strategy.




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          AGENCY                                                 CONTACT

J1 Sickness Absence                              Tel: 02161 472 6418 (Mil 72 6418)
Management(SAM)                                  Fax: 02161 472 6420 (Mil 72 6420)
                                                 Clerk: 02161 472 6419 (Mil 72 6419)


     Mission: SAM exists to ensure that soldiers, absent from duty due to
     illness or injury, are properly cared for and administered by their unit until
     either they return to duty or are discharged from the army. SAM activity
     seeks to support the duty of care responsibilities of command towards
     such soldiers and in parallel contributes to minimising the impact of
     sickness on unit deployability and capability.



SAM covers command responsibilities              The RF SAM team can act as a focal
for all sick absent soldiers, however            point for the flow of information, and
injured or sick, wherever they are, no           requests for advice or further help,
matter where the unit is.                        from all those providers involved in
In October 2006 Regional Forces (RF)             assisting the sick absent soldier.
SAM teams replaced MAO(CH)s and                  In cases where the CO and the unit
Y1 and Y2 List system for ill or injured         are no longer best placed to offer the
soldiers.                                        sick absent soldier the necessary care
The key practical change is that the             and attention, the CO may request a
Commanding Officer of the sick absent            RF SAM team to assume command
soldier is now responsible for that              instead.
soldier, retaining command of him/her,           J1 SAM at HQ UKSC provides the
until the sickness is resolved.                  sole focus for BFG and NWE. It gives
An RF SAM desk is responsible to the             detailed advice and help to SAM
GOC, to confirm that COs are doing               personnel who are working within
everything possible for each sick                units under the direction of their
absent soldier and are given every               COs. Additionally, the RF SAM team
possible help in this.                           at HQ UKSC provides linkage and
                                                 coordination of action with UK RF
The SAM desk ensures that command,
                                                 SAM teams, in support of sick absent
clinicians and relevant support
                                                 soldiers.
agencies are working together,
within the CO’s guidance and active              The SAM team at HQ UKSC is the staff
involvement.                                     focus for policy, good practice and
                                                 development, as well as interpreting
                                                 SAM policies for implementation in
                                                 BFG and NWE.




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          AGENCY                                               CONTACT

J1 Staff And Personnel                          Tel: 02161 472 2987 (Mil 72 2987)
Support Branch (SPS)                            Fax: 02161 472 3234 (Mil 72 3234)
                                                E-mail: UKSCG-G1SPS-(MAILBOX)




     Mission: To provide administrative support to Operational Commanders
     and other administratively dependant elements on the Continent, in order
     to contribute to UK and NATO Military capabilities.


Technical responsibilities:                     •	 Provide	Head	of	Service	input	for	
•	 Principal	advisor	for	the	efficient	            all AGC(SPS) personnel within HQ
   provision of all staff and personnel            UKSC, ESG and 1 Sig Bde.
   support.                                     •	 Conduct	suitability	interviews	
•	 Technical	advisor	to	GOC	UKSC,	                 for Management Accounting
   Comd ESG and 1 Sig Bde and COs                  Services(Army) sponsored
   on SPS operational procedures,                  Chartered Institute of Management
   public and non-public funds                     Accountants training.
   accounting, pay, pensions and
   allowances policy.                           SPS Matters:
•	 Conduct	assurance	and	governance	            •	 SO1	SPS	is	also	appointed	Comd	
   inspections.                                    SPS UKSC. In this role, he is the
                                                   focal point for the provision of
•	 Provide	technical	input	for	the	
                                                   career management to AGC(SPS)
   continued development of JPA.
                                                   officers and soldiers. This includes:
•	 Provision	of	technical	advice	on	pay	
                                                  •	Liaison	with	AGCCMS	Sldrs	CSS,	
   and allowance casework.
                                                    APC Glasgow.
•	 Trustee	to	the	BA(G)	Welfare	                  •	Head	of	Service	input	to	
   Fund, financial advisor to Sixth                 AGC(SPS) Annual Reports and
   Sense Newspaper and Rhine Army                   Commissioning Applications.
   Parachute Association.
                                                  •	AGC	Representative	Commander.
•	 AGC(SPS)	establishment	advisor	to	             •	Responsibility	for	the	annual	AGC	
   J3 O&D, HQ UKSC.                                 Corps Day in Germany.
•	 Coordination	of	all	AGC(SPS)	                •	 Conducting	an	annual	AGC(SPS)	
   special to Army training directives.            Seminar

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         AGENCY                                              CONTACT

J1 Welfare Finance                             Tel:    02161 472 2560/2257
                                                       (Mil 72 2560/2257)
                                               Fax:    02161 472 4938 (Mil 72 4938)
                                               E-mail: UKSCG-G1WELFIN-SO2



     Mission: J1 Welfare Finance is the focus for policy and information on
     non-public welfare funding. The Welfare Finance team also administers the
     BA(G) allocation of the publicly funded Sports Equipment Grant (SEG).



Welfare Funds:                                 Sports Equipment Grant:
J1 Welfare Finance is responsible for          The SEG is an annual allocation of
the administration of the BA(G) Welfare        public funds from HQ Land Forces
Fund, the BA(G) Officers’ Enterprise           for the provision of sports equipment
Fund and for advice on other sources           for units and BA(G) representative
of non-public welfare funding. For             teams. To ensure economy of scale,
information about non-public welfare           unit requirements are consolidated
grants, including applications to the          and competitive contracts are let
Army Central Fund and Nuffield Trust,          through the MOD Commercial Office
see SIBA(G) 3206.                              at Rheindahlen. Instructions, detailing
                                               the allocation of funds and the method
                                               of administration, are published
                                               annually in conjunction with Garrison
                                               Headquarters.

                                               For further information please contact
                                               J1 Welfare Finance directly.




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