Welfare support signposting for serving and retired personnel.
The welfare of serving and retired personnel is taken extremely seriously. Those who have served in difficult circumstances may require pastoral care, after being approached, to help them deal with any welfare issues, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We routinely inform the Chain of Command of serving personnel that we have contacted you as a witness, after we have spoken to you, unless you tell us otherwise.
Where there are concerns for the serving person’s welfare there may be occasions where the decision to inform is taken irrespective of the preference so that appropriate support can be arranged.
Retired personnel can access a network of support including:
- regiments and corps in the UK armed forces which have their own regimental association; relevant regimental headquarters should hold these contact details
- Veterans UK
- Royal British Legion
- Army Benevolent Fund
- Sailors Soldiers and Air Force Association
- Combat Stress
If investigators have concerns for a veteran’s welfare, we provide contact details for their relevant NHS trust and various veterans’ services.