Independent Defence Authority
A safe space for the people of defence
We recognise that those with real grievances across defence are in the minority but we listened to the Service Complaints Ombudsman (SCO) when she said 90% of those who should complain, don’t, and 70% of those whose complaints get to her office should have been resolved before hand. The SCO described a broken system.
We do not have the ability to deal with individual grievances, but we do bring the individual together to generate a collective understanding. There is more power in a story with substance and mass; so many experiences are shared. We provide a collective voice.
We are not endorsed by the MoD, we strive to do most of our work behind closed doors, talking influencing, developing and changing attitudes where necessary.
We are here to help defence as much as the people in Defence and those who have served. We strive to bring focus where there is myopic thinking and clarity where there is clouded thinking.
We aim to serve, to serve those in defence who are unrepresented by any independent body.
We are not part of the MoD nor linked to any Chain of Command. We are experienced, representative, knowledgeable, driven and connected. We provide a safe space for all personnel from defence, both serving and veterans.
As a listening team we understand. We know where things go right, we know where things go wrong, we know what should happen and we know what does happen. We strive to ensure the should and stop the shouldn’t.
Our primary role is to be your voice. We can say the things you can’t, we can contact the people who need to know and should act. We want to make People as the most important asset at the heart of defence
What We Do
What we do is very simple. We listen, we advise, we represent we lobby. We talk to people you can’t, we highlight causes, issues, injustices, concerns. We aim to make defence work for its people thereby its people work better for defence.
A group of like minded individuals from different areas of defence, with different backgrounds but one common story. We have been let down. We recognise that the cry “People are our most important asset,” is just that a cry. We recognise that the chain of command is about one thing when issues arise, that is protecting the chain of command and not the individual.
No other element of our society goes unrepresented. We are that independent representation for defence people.
News & Updates
The BBC have produced an excellent short interview that highlights why the Independent Defence Authority is needed - the outgoing Service Complaints Ombudsman says the system is broken! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55424308
The highly respected defence journalist with the Sunday Mirror, Alan Selby, recognised the importance of the Independent Defence Authority with a piece detailing the launch in the 6th December edition of the Newspaper. In it he rightly links the Wigston review, Sarah...
Creation Of The First UK Independent Defence Authority Original post is here: http://euromil.org/creation-of-the-first-uk-independent-defence-authority/ EUROMIL was informed that on 1 December 2020, the first Independent Defence Authority in the United Kingdom (UK)...