Learn for Real, Holford Drive Sports HUB 5 March

Join CQ Members, supporters and guests at Holford Drive Sports HUB in Perry Barr for ‘Learn for Real’ – a series of peer learning events looking at our members’ outstanding practice and experience. Holford Drive is a Community Sports Hub which aims to improve the health and well being of the local community through the provision…Read moreRead more

Learn for Real in Dudley, 13 February

Join other CQ Members, supporters and guests at Sycamore Adventure in Dudley for ‘Learn for Real’ – a series of peer learning events looking at our members’ outstanding practice and experience. Sycamore Adventure is a successful social enterprise and an award-winning adventure playground situated in an area of significant deprivation in North Dudley.  More than…Read moreRead more

Learn for Real – Birchfield, 23 January

Discover Access to Arts, Heritage and Culture (ATHAC) at their Grosvenor Studios base in Birchfield.  Set up in 2004 to break down the barriers facing disabled children and families to participation in and enjoyment of cultural and arts activities, ATHAC is a social enterprise dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of disabled children, young…Read moreRead more

It Takes A Village, Birmingham Nov 20 9.30-12.30

introducing asset based commissioning and community investment… It Takes a Village… is Children’s Quarter third annual conference.  We’re focusing on making more of what we share – community assets: families, networks, communities, grassroots groups and schools – making the whole community a classroom.  The event takes place at Edgbaston Community Centre, Woodview Drive, Birmingham B15…Read moreRead more

Welcoming New Members!

Warm welcomes to new members joining the Children’s Quarter co-operative this month: Highbury Orchard Community, the Inclusive Sports Academy CIC; and Charlotte Slater of Urban Heard CIC. Highbury Orchard Community is a community interest company which aims to bring people into contact with Nature through projects, including Forest School, working together and underpinned by Permaculture…Read moreRead more

Suicide Prevention Training, Birmingham 17 Oct

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK.  At increased risk: disabled children and young people; those who are excluded and feel isolated from society including through autism, mental health or other special needs.  This half-day workshop is aimed at practitioners who come into regular contact with young people but who aren’t…Read moreRead more

Youth Work Introductory Training, Birmingham

Explore personal and professional motivations for working with young people; what is ‘youth work’, our values and working with groups. Suitable for individuals who are working with young people in informal spaces. This course runs as Six Sessions during October and November 2019 Wednesday 16 Oct 6.30pm – 9pm Wednesday 23 Oct 6.30pm – 9pm…Read moreRead more

Creating a Cooperative Consortium 3 Oct

Children’s Quarter members and guests meet on 3 October at the John Lewis Community Hub in Birmingham to plan future consortium working. The agenda includes: an update on Short Breaks in Birmingham and other West Midlands authorities a brief introduction to Children’s Quarter proposals for asset-based commissioning discussion of working to members’ strengths and prospects…Read moreRead more

Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief Training, Birmingham 26 Sept

Training presented by Children’s Quarter and Our Place on Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief (CALFB) at All Saints Youth Project behind All Saints Centre 2 Vicarage Road B14 7RA; 9am-3pm on 26 September.  Fee is  £30 for members and supporters of Children’s Quarter and £50 for non-members.   You can join Children’s Quarter from…Read moreRead more

New Groups Join Children’s Quarter

Children’s Quarter welcomes four more member organisations to the co-op this summer: Norton Hall Children & Family Centre, The Springfield Project, Creative Active Lives and Football Funatics have all signed up. Norton Hall Children & Family Centre is one of the most well-established groups supporting children, parents and families in Birmingham, having been working for…Read moreRead more