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Why Improving School-Community Links Matters

Schools are increasingly ‘hiding’ children and young people who don’t ‘fit the box’; Children’s Quarter wants to improve the links between schools and communities so that ALL young people get a good education.¬† We’ve been highlighting the way school exclusions are being used – and in November 2018 held a Children’s Quarter event on improving…Read moreRead more

What are the most common mental health problems young people face…

Mental health disorders that are most frequent in the teenage years include those associated with: anxiety and depression, eating disorders, serious antisocial behaviour, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and self-harm. ¬†Teenage years are also the age when rarer psychotic disorders can emerge: half of all lifetime cases of psychiatric disorders start by age 14…Read moreRead more

Child poverty makes mental illness more likely

11 year olds from the lowest income families are 4.5 times more likely to experience severe mental health problems when compared to those from the highest income families. See the Mental Health Foundation’s Fundamental Facts¬† @mentalhealth (more…)

Young people’s mental health matters…

Half of all lifetime cases of¬†psychiatric disorders start¬†by age 14 and¬†three quarters¬†by age 24. Some estimates suggest the majority¬†start before¬†age 18 See the Association for Young People’s Health¬†¬†@AYPHcharity (more…)


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CQ Survey of Services for Children and Young People

Help Children’s Quarter to map the provision of services for children and young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Children’s Quarter is¬†partnering with Birmingham City University’s Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) to map services for children and young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. ¬†In particular, the…Read moreRead more

Quarter of Girls at Depressed at 14

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool looked at information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study. ¬†Based on the 14-year-olds reporting…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