Armed forces covenant

Barking and Dagenham armed forces covenant

The Council signed an armed forces community covenant with representatives of local armed forces and local partners, including:

It aims to encourage all parties within a community to offer support to the local armed forces community and make it easier for service personnel, families and veterans to access the help and support available from the MOD, statutory providers and the charitable and voluntary sector.

These organisations already work together in partnership at local level.

Armed forces covenant

Armed forces covenant sets out the moral obligations between the nation, the government and the armed forces.

The covenant exists to address the disadvantages that the armed forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.

Armed forces corporate (business) covenant

This complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant.

It ensures the armed forces community face no disadvantage in their engagement with business.

Businesses can show their support to the armed forces community by signing a corporate covenant and tailoring it to what they wish to pledge.