Leadership in the Mirror

    “Not a dull deconstruction or mapping of your management skill gaps and assets, but an illumination of your leadership…” This day course is for everyone who leads on service delivery for children and young people. Cost is £35 for CQ Members and £70 for non-Members and includes lunch. Thursday 9 June 10-3pm Coronation…Read moreRead more

Funding Focus – May 27th 10.30am

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 27th May 10.30-11.30am.  We will be looking in particular at: Holiday Activities and Food funding in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell other funds for SEND services over the Summer months. The session is led by CQ staff with the latest funding information.  Children’s Quarter members…Read moreRead more

Children’s Quarter AGM – 19 May 11am

Welcome to our AGM!  Children’s Quarter is a cooperative with: Members that are groups or organisations – they get a vote in decisions Individual supporters – they don’t get a vote but can join in everything else we do a set of Rules – which describe our organisation as a non-profit company based on cooperative…Read moreRead more

Funding Focus – Friday 29 April 10.30am online

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 29th April 10.30-11.30am.  We will be looking in particular at: small grants you could use to match funding for play and youth services during school holidays a quick review of current grant opportunities for West Midlands based groups. The session is led by CQ…Read moreRead more

Fit for All Update and Benefits & Food Advice

CQ Members and groups delivering Bring it on Brum sessions for children during the Easter holidays in Birmingham are welcome to join us for the weekly Zoom update on preparations for delivery.  As well as a catch-up, we’ll be looking at signposting families to benefits advice and sharing tips for including nutrition messages in sessions…Read moreRead more

Delivering Inclusive Activities During Ramadan

Come and join other Children’s Quarter members to discuss how to provide activities and food during the month of Ramadan – which includes the Easter school holidays.   In the month leading up to Eid al-Fitr at the start of May, many young people, families, staff and volunteers will be observing a fast during daytime hours. …Read moreRead more

Funding Focus 18 March 10am online

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 18th March 10-11am.  We will be looking in particular at: small grants you could use to match funding for play and youth services during school holidays a quick review of current grant opportunities for West Midlands based groups. The session is led by CQ…Read moreRead more

People Power – sharing skills for inclusion

Children’s Quarter is a cooperative alliance that brings people together… as staff, volunteers, parents and carers, trustees, funders, researchers and policy-makers, children and young people. We all have skills, ideas, experience and passion that translate – through the groups and organisations that make up the CQ Co-op and the services we run – into social…Read moreRead more

Bridge to Better Local Offer

CQ Members and Supporters follow up on their Campaign for a Better Local Offer on December 3 with representatives of local councils and John Coughlan, the newly appointed Government Commissioner for SEND Services in Birmingham invited. Ofsted’s SEND Local Area Inspection Reports found: in Birmingham, that the City Council was: still without a strategy; still not…Read moreRead more

Funding Focus

Members and Supporters of CQ are welcome to join the next Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 26 November 1-2pm.  We will be looking in particular at: Severn Trent Foundation Celebrating Communities small grants a range of other small grant funds that are currently open; sharing top tips for success and insights; and looking…Read moreRead more