Armed Forces Network (AFN)
Support networks for veterans, serving personnel and their families or carers.
The Armed Forces Network has been put in place by Mr Drysdale, the deputy Chief Officer for Kent Police and is fully supported by the Chief Constable.
Kent Armed Forces Network is a support group made up of volunteers within the organisation and aims to support veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces and their families or their carers and also to support the public of Kent.
The network works closely with the Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network (AFN), which is NHS led. The NHS AFN provides training to staff to become Service Champions who are then able to signpost veterans and their families to various charities and treatment services and can access the network for advice or guidance. The military covenant was put in place by government as it was identified nationally that there was insufficient support for veterans and their families. Kent Police has signed the covenant and the support group advocates this within the organisation and with external partners.