The Head Youth & Cadets at the Ministry of Defence, Commodore Jonathan Fry, has published a summary document of the observations made to the Chief of Defence People in December 2019 during the 4th Annual Health Check of the Cadet Forces.
This is the fourth such report, prepared by a small team appointed by the Council of Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations. This reporting is an important element of the governance structure which ensures that all cadet activities are safe, fun, efficient and effective, deliver the benefits expected of the cadet experience, and achieve the outcomes which MoD has endorsed.
The Health Check of the Cadet Forces report highlights risks to, and makes recommendations for, the future well-being and sustainability of the Cadet Forces. The summary of the report is available here in pdf, published on 6th July 2020.
Commodore J M S Fry Royal Navy, Head of Youth & Cadets at the Ministry of Defence, intends that the focus for the next Cadet Health Check be adult volunteers; the support they are given, how they are recruited and how they are retained within the cadet forces. He also intends that the team will review all observations (from all 4 reports) and look at what has changed as a result.
The team intends to deliver its next report to the Chief of Defence People in December 2020. Access last year’s Cadet Health Check Summary document here.