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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

About the Holiday Activities and Food Programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme offers fully funded holiday places to eligible children and young people in Peterborough.

HAF runs during the Easter (up to 4 sessions), Summer (up to 16 sessions) and Christmas (up to 4 sessions) school holidays.

The Department for Education funds the HAF Programme. It encourages children and young people to:

  • Eat healthily over the school holidays
  • Be active during the school holidays
  • Take part in engaging and enriching activities
  • Have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition
  • Be more engaged with local opportunities

Each child or young person will receive a balanced meal each day that they attend.

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Eligibility for the HAF programme

HAF is available to primary and secondary school children and young people who are in receipt of benefit related free school meals.

Children and young people must live in Peterborough or attend a Peterborough school.

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HAF places for vulnerable children and young people

We are aware that there are some vulnerable children and young people who would benefit from attending HAF who are not eligible.

We have a small number of places for children and young people who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Child or young person in care - the virtual school, child’s or young person’s social worker will need to complete the referral form.
  • Child or young person on Child Protection or Child in Need plan - child or young person’s social worker will need to complete the referral form.
  • Child or young person at risk of isolation due to parent, carer or sibling illness.
  • Child or young person is a young carer.
  • Child or young person is living in a home with possible or known domestic abuse or another safeguarding risk.
  • Child or young person has been recommended by a Multi Agency Support Group.

A professional working with the child or young person can explain why the HAF place would be beneficial by completing a referral form and submitting it to the HAF team.

To request a professionals referral form or for further information on the criteria, please contact haf@peterborough.gov.uk.

How to book a place on the HAF programme

The next HAF Programme will run in the summer 2024 school holidays.

Identify your chosen provider from the list below and then book a place directly with them, the booking is subject to eligibility being confirmed.

Please contact the HAF Team for more information by email haf@peterborough.gov.uk.

Food

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and normally receives Universal Infant Free School Meals, your child will not be eligible for income-related free school meals unless you make a successful claim via the Free School Meals webpage.

Privacy notice

You can view the privacy notice for the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme on our Corporate Privacy Notice webpage.