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Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) is a Department for Education (DfE) initiative that provides activity and food provision for children aged 4-16 eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) during the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. Programmes Information about activities and programmes available in…

Holiday clubs and playschemes

Holiday clubs and playschemes provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children at times when schools are not open. Normally, these can offer a wide range of activities such as sports, outdoor and indoor games, arts, crafts and drama. These typically cater for children…

Holiday playschemes

Holiday clubs and playschemes Note: Breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the yoru child's school or provider directly for more information or check out the…

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On this page, you can find answers to your questions regarding early years and childcare for special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All the questions have been submitted by local parents and answered by Local Authority staff. Click on a question to read the response.  …

Housing

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Supported Housing Refers to accommodation and support provided by organisations with expertise in supporting people to improve their life skills and opportunities. A referral for supported housing for the young person will need be made via the care management team…

How can you safeguard children from sexting?

More and more children and teens are engaging in or being affected by sexting. With moreyoung people having access to phones and social media accounts, it is becoming easier forthem to send and receive explicit messages and images. There has been a rise in the…

Hungry Little Minds - campaign toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…

Immunisations and vaccinations

If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life. A checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the…

Income Support

Income Support is a means-tested benefit that you may be able to claim if you are on a low income. The amount you receive will depend on your personal circumstances. You may be entitled to Income Support if you are not required by Jobcentre Plus…

Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…