As many as 1 in 10 children experience Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a lifelong condition relating to how the brain processes information; resulting in messages not being properly or fully transmitted.  It is a lifelong condition which may affect fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.  It occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. Estimates put the number of…Read moreRead more

More than 6 million people in the UK have dyslexia

An estimated 6.3 million (about 1 in 10 ) people in the UK have dyslexia, a learning difficulty which makes it hard to read and spell.  It is identified as a disability in the Equality Act 2010.  Dyslexia cannot be cured or prevented, but can be managed. About 4% of people have severe dyslexia; they may also…Read moreRead more

In the ‘Average’ Classroom of 30 Children…

3 children would be living with limiting long-term conditions 8 children have a parent with mental health problems and 1 child would be living in a household where both parents have serious mental health problems 3 children would have relatively serious mental health issues themselves 1 child would be caring for their parents or siblings…Read moreRead more

Inclusive Health – 13 September Digbeth

If you care about how children and young people – including those who are disabled or who experience mental illness – are served in Birmingham, then please come to this open event on Inclusive Health organised by Children’s Quarter (and stay on for some lunch and to join us as a supporter).  Inclusive Health Children…Read moreRead more

1 in 4 Children Vulnerable to Social Isolation

About one in four children and young people are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of disability, mental ill-health and other factors.  Analysis of figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England supports Children’s Quarter’s claim that a quarter of the next generation is being failed. The report by the independent watchdog set up to promote and protect the rights of…Read moreRead more