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Forces Children Scotland CEO to move on from role


Laura Falconer will leave the charity this summer

Having led the charity for the past three and half years, Laura Falconer has announced that she will move on from her role as CEO of Forces Children Scotland later this summer.

Laura has guided the charity through significant transformational change to realise its vision of making Scotland a place for all children and young people from armed forces communities to realise their potential and thrive. 

From rebranding and launching a new strategic direction to expanding our services delivered across Scotland, there are many highlights for Laura to reflect on whilst preparing to begin a new chapter of semi-retirement.

Laura said: “I joined at a time when we were known as The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET) and it was clear the charity was ready for transformational change. I am honoured that the trustees trusted me to lead the organisation through such significant change, which included our rebranding, new website, and strategic plan.

“The pace of change was fast. Forces Children Scotland is now the sector-leading charity for children and young people from armed forces and veteran families in Scotland. We have become a bolder voice in the sector, amplifying children and young people’s experiences to those making decisions impacting on policy and practice and I am very proud of all the work the team has undertaken to achieve this.”

Those at the charity thanked Laura for her work. 

Max Young, co-chair of Forces Children Scotland, said: “On behalf of the co-chairs and board of trustees, I would like to express our thanks to Laura for the great work she has done at Forces Children Scotland over the last three years.

“This work has made a real difference to many children and young people from Armed Forces families and has seen us significantly grow our influence and standing in this hugely important sector. Whilst we are naturally very sorry that Laura is leaving us, she goes with our very best wishes, and we wish her all the best for the future.”



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