Professionals, schools and partners

Professionals, schools and partners - working together

Professionals, schools, and other partners are a valuable part of the Solihull HAF Programme. This page will provide information about making a referral, working with us on provision and supporting children to access clubs.

Supporting eligible children to access holiday clubs

We ask that you encourage all known children and families who receive benefits-related Free School Meals to book places with HAF providers. Children who attend a Solihull school will have received an email to show proof of entitlement and the child’s Solihull HAF code, which they must show to  providers at the point of booking.

For example, if you are a school you may have provision running in the school or very close by that you can promote to your eligible families. If you would like to see the locations of activities, then please visit our activities page.

Professional referrals

Professional referrals can only be made by individuals working for the below organisations. These have been selected by Solihull Council as a priority. The referral will be reviewed before a code will be allocated for the current academic year:

  • Alternative Provision
  • Carers Trust
  • Children’s disability team
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads in Solihull schools - not all school staff
  • Education Service for children out of school
  • Entraide
  • Police
  • Refugee Action
  • SISS
  • Solar
  • Social Care staff including family support workers
  • Violence Reduction Partnership
  • Youth Justice System

You can make a child referral (for a non-FSM child) for a HAF place if you work for one of the above listed organisations or are in one of these roles.

Make a professional referral

This request will then be considered, and a booking code will be sent directly to you to share with the family and to help them to book. We aim to process all referrals within 5 working days.

If you would like to refer a child but you do not work for the selected organisations, please email