MOD who's who


Do you hear about people who can help but are not sure exactly who they are or what they do? Do you wonder what all the letters stand for when someone signposts you to CEAS for example? There is a whole MOD department that provides support for Service children. This page outlines briefly who they are and what they do for you.


01   Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP)

The Directorate Children & Young People (DCYP) is the department within the MOD for policy and strategy relating to Service children worldwide. They have responsibility for the policy for Service children services and have various departments or projects to provide this support. These are explained in the following sections. If you would like to contact them directly, you can email

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) pages on are now live. Content for these pages has been collated by a range of subject matter experts and going forward they should become the ‘go to’ place for everything you need to know about DCYP and the services they provide.


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02   Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

CEAS provides advice and guidance to parents from all three Services, educational establishments and local authorities on educational issues relating to Service children, including issues relating to SEND.
They are a small team who can advise on individual children’s issues and difficulties arising from Service-induced mobility and parental deployment. This may include:

  • Advice regarding education systems in the UK and worldwide
  • Advice and support for school admissions and appeals
  • Support for families with Special Educational Needs (SEND)
  • Advice and guidance on MOD educational allowances, including Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) and overseas allowances
  • Specialist support
  • Retention of quarters on educational grounds

Contact CEAS via their helpline on +44(0)1980 618244 / Mil 94344 8244, or email
Please note: the CEAS team continue to work remotely and are not in the office to receive post or answer phones.

Click here to download their leaflet.

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03   MOD Schools

MOD Schools are responsible for the delivery of early years, primary and secondary education at a number of locations across Europe and worldwide. All MOD Schools are subject to Ofsted inspections and high standards are maintained with performance targets linked to national performance in England and Wales. To find out more click here.

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