If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
Measles Outbreak in the West Midlands
'Vaccination UK have been instructed by NHSE to administer the MMR vaccination to all school aged children who are outstanding one or both doses. The MMR would have been given at the age of 1 year and the second dose at 3 years and 4 months. There has been an outbreak of Measles in the West Midlands which has been on the rise within the last few weeks.
Please check your child's vaccinations with their GP and if your child is outstanding one or both doses of the MMR, please contact their office on 01922 902035 to make an appointment. This will be at an alternative venue and NOT at the school'
More information on measles can be found here
Update - Please find information of vaccination clinics below:-
Walsall Holiday Activity & Food Programme 2023/24
Booking for Winter activities goes live on:
Monday 27th November 2023 at 10am and
Wednesday 30th November at 1pm
The HAF programme is for children and young people aged 5 to 16 years who are eligible for benefit related free school meals or on a plan (EH, CIN, CP or EHCP). Children and young people and their families will be able to access free activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.
The Department for Education's (DFE) Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) has provided funding for the scheme.
For more information visit our website https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children_and_young_people/haf_signup or you can email us at WR4C@walsall.gov.uk
Who is eligible?
Children and young people aged 5-16 in receipt of benefit related free school meals or on a plan (EH, CIN, CP or EHCP).
You live in Walsall
What will be on offer?
You will be able to choose from the following;
* Four days of a Holiday Programme for a minimum of 4 hours
* Pick n mix (up to four activities) for a minimum of 2-4 hours
* Family Activity for all the family to attend a fun day out including siblings
Activities include SEND, sensory activities, bowling, Ninja Warrior, football, swimming, cricket, arts & crafts, golf, hair & beauty, performing arts, cinema, Cinderella Pantomime and much more!
How do I register?
* You should have received a letter with a unique code and information how to register. To register each child you will need their unique code (at the top of the letter). If you haven't had a letter you can email: WR4C@walsall.gov.uk
You only need to register once for the 2023/2024 programme
* To book and register for the programme contact the HAF team on 01922 653889 (Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm), sign up here https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children_and_young_people/haf_signup.
Walsall Council has been working closely with providers to ensure that where possible SEND requirements can be met on activities that are on offer - specific requirements should be discussed with the provider to confirm arrangements.
The Big Ambition
Hi, my name is Rachel and I’m the Children’s Commissioner for England.
I have launched this survey, The Big Ambition, to hear from all children and young people in England aged between 6 and 18 years old. Adults can answer on behalf of a child or young person aged up to 18.
I will use this survey to take children and young people’s views to the Government.
Everything you tell me will be kept private, and you don’t have to answer any question if you don’t want to. To find out more, visit my website.
Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. Just answer honestly!
Click here to complete the survey
Supporting Children with the conflict in Ukraine
Please find below information leaflet issued by Walsall Council to help you support your child/ren if they are worried about the current conflict in Ukraine.
Place2Be - Parenting Smart
Parenting Smart Website click here
National School Breakfast Programme
The National School Breakfast Programme has launched its breakfast at home area on the Family Action website, where you will find lots of information and advice on providing a low cost, nutritious, daily breakfast at home.
Useful Contact Details
Walsall MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) - 0300 555 2866/01922 658170
Walsall School Nurses - 01922 423349
- (Chat Health Line) 07480635363 (Age 11-19 years)
- Parent Text Line - 07520634909
Childline - 0800 1111
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
Samaritans - 116 123
Shout (Crisis Text Line) - Text shout to 85258
Rethink Mental Illness - 0300 500 0927
Mind (for a better mental Health - 0300 123 3393
- Legal Advice Service 0300 466 6463
Anxiety UK - 0344 775774
VIVUP (Employee Benefit Scheme) - 01252 784540