Join CQ for an Adventure at Ackers 9th February 11am-1pm

NOTE: THIS LEARN FOR REAL EVENT WILL START AT 11AM NOT 10AM AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED Part of CQ’s Learn for Real series: this date is your chance to study a green gem – the 75 acre outdoor activity centre overlooking Birmingham city centre that is The Ackers. As well as ski and toboggan slopes, climbing walls,…Read moreRead more

Autism Awareness

Children’s Quarter offers training in Autism Awareness for staff and volunteers delivering services to children and young people. A 3 hour introduction with trainers from Resources for Autism. Participants will: •  Understand what autism is and how it can impact daily life •  Gain increased confidence in working communicating and interacting with autistic people • …Read moreRead more

Designated Safeguarding Lead

CQ Member, St Pauls Trust, is offering two day Designated Safeguarding Lead and a day DSL Refresher courses on Thursdays 19th/26th January and 2nd February respectively. DSL Training 19th/26th January The certified 2-day DSL training course will qualify you with the necessary knowledge required to be a competent Safeguarding Lead in your setting. You will…Read moreRead more

Members’ Meeting – Neighbourhood Network Schemes

Children’s Quarter Members and guests at the Chinese Community Centre in Birmingham Disabled young people can reach the age of 19 to face not only issues around employment, training, welfare, housing, relationships, health, care and adult life but also a lack of any services funded to support them. CQ Members and other groups working with…Read moreRead more

Safeguarding 19 December 2.30-5.30pm

Children’s Quarter offers Basic Safeguarding: training for new staff and volunteers. Free for CQ members and groups offering sessions as part of Bring it On Brum! Led by Our Place Training Facilitators, this 3 hour course is appropriate for new staff and volunteers in particular working in inclusive services. It will develop know-how and build…Read moreRead more

Inclusive Youth Work

Two full days training for youth workers, community groups and anyone looking to involve disabled and vulnerable young people. Enjoy learning to: •Create proactive welcomes •Engage effectively with young people and their families •Invest in comprehensive and creative planning •Include disabled young people who are most at risk of isolation.   Led by Simbi Folarin…Read moreRead more

Fit for All – Winter Sessions

Fit for All is the programme of inclusive school-holiday sessions run by Children’s Quarter members at Easter, Summer and Christmas.  These sessions are funded in part from the government’s HAF fund and provide physical activities, play, youth activities, sport and games and a healthy meal to children and young people: with Special Educational Needs and…Read moreRead more

CQ Members’ Meeting: Focus on Inclusive Youth Services

Children’s Quarter Members meet on 12 September at the Factory Youth Centre, Longbridge.  You’re welcome and so are your guests – so please do join us?  We’ll be hearing from member groups; creating space for catch-ups; and, this time, focusing on inclusive youth services. CQ Member groups Seven Up and ATHAC have both been highlighting…Read moreRead more

Funding Focus – 24 June

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 24th June 10.30-11.30am to look at the latest grant opportunities for projects and groups aiming to help disabled and vulnerable children, young people and their families. Participants will also get a guided tour of the revised Member Funding Service and be able to renew…Read moreRead more

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