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Easter 2021 Holiday Activities Programme

Walsall Holiday Activities Programme

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Free activities and food for Walsall families.

Children who are eligible for free school meals and their families will be able to access free activities and helathy recipie box during the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. 

The Department for Education's (Dfe) Holiday Activities and Food Programme has provided funding for the scheme.

We have worked with our partners to develop the programme of virtual and face to face activities. They include schools, local voluntary and community organisations and childcare providers.

Activities
Our activities include sports, crafts, story writing workshops, and healthy cooking ideas. We hope we can help you enjoy the Easter holiday by providing these activities.

The provider of each activity will have been in contact with you either by email or phone to share any details of each activity and any practical arrangements to join them. Including how to access any activity packs related to the activities. You will also receive an email from us in the morning with a link to the activities. If you have any questions about any activities you can contact the provider. You can find their details on Our Easter Holiday Activities delivery partners

How to sign up

Online registration for Easter has now closed.  Sign up for nformation about the summer programme  

 

How do I know if my child is eligible?

The programme is available for:

 

  • All children who are eligible for free school meals ages  5 - 16 years 
  • young carers aged 5 to 16 who live in Walsall

 

If you are not sure if your child can access the programme, please email WR4C@walsall.gov.uk 

What if my child goes to school in Walsall, but lives in a different local authority?

Eligible children who do not live in Walsall will be able to access the activity programme in their home local authority.

Please contact your local council to find out what they can offer. 

Where can I find my child’s unique registration code?

You should have received a postcard  in the post. 

Your child’s unique registration code is printed under the 'How to book' heading. You'll need this code to to access the programme.

If you haven’t received a postcard but think your child is eligible, please contact us by email.

You'll need to tell us your child’s name and their date of birth and address, then we can give you a code.

 

Why do I need to register for the programme?

We use a central registration process to make it easier for you to book your child onto activities. This means you only have to provide your information once.

We need to share your child's information with the provider of any activities that your child takes part in as well as for the delivery of any healthy recipe boxes. This is to make sure that the provider can effectively deliver their activities as part of the Holiday Activity Food programme.

Once you have registered your child we will only share your child’s personal information with the providers who deliver activities as part of the holiday programme, and only for the purpose of delivering the programme.

 

When will I be able to book my child onto activities?

We will send the activity programme to you on 19 March 2021. You can book online from Monday 22 March 2021. 

You will be able to book your child on as many activities as you want (subject to availability) and select your food box.

Face-to-face activities will only be available to children who have no access to the internet. Our holiday activities team will deliver these activities. If you would like to discuss our face-to-face provision, contact the helpline on 01922 653899 or contact us by email.

All activities will be delivered throughout the Easter holiday from Tuesday 6 April until Friday 16 April 2021.

What will happen with the information I provide about my child?

We are allowed to hold information about children and families as part of our duty to support families under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

The law says we must:

  • only hold information that we need for the delivery of the programme
  • only use the information for that reason
  • make sure the information we hold is accurate
  • keep the information only for as long as it is needed
  • make sure we only use the information lawfully and not breach your rights as the owner of this information
  • keep the information secure at all times

We need to share your child's information with the provider of any activities that your child takes part in as well as for the delivery of any healthy recipe boxes. This is to make sure that the provider can effectively deliver their activities as part of the Holiday Activity Food programme.

Once you have registered your child we will only share your child’s personal information with the providers who deliver activities as part of the holiday programme, and only for the purpose of delivering the programme.

What do I do if I have lost my child’s unique registration code?

If you have lost your postcard, please contact us by email.

You'll need to tell us your child’s name and their date of birth, then we can give you a code.

What if I think my child is eligible but I have not received information about the programme or a registration form?

If you haven’t received a postcard or any further information about the programme, but think your child is eligible, please contact us by email.

You'll need to tell us your child’s name and their date of birth and address, then we can give you a code.

Other questions or need help?

Please email any questions you may have 

Contact information:

Before contacting us, please check to see if we can answer your question from our online information.