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

Learn For Real at Coronation Road

We know that access to suitable spaces and venues limits our Members’ ability to provide inclusive services for children and young people.  At the same time, CQ Members and others have spaces they share.  This informal session over brunch 10-11.30am looks at sharing space and developing shared space for inclusion: making more of what we…Read moreRead more

Funding Focus

Members and Supporters of CQ are welcome to join the next Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 12 November 10-11.15am.  We will be looking in particular at: Celebrating Communities small grants Severn Trent Foundation Lottery Partnership funding; as well as giving details of funders who are open for bids and with deadlines approaching; sharing…Read moreRead more

growing UP!

1 in 4 children is disabled or made vulnerable to exclusion by the way we manage the process of growing up.  Changing that experience depends on families, communities and services working together.   We’re hearing from parents, professionals, employers and young people sharing insights and experience of giving children and young people: more resilience; easier transitions; better…Read moreRead more

Do We Need a Better Local Offer?

We think SEND children, young people and their families in Birmingham should have a better Local Offer. Join us by Zoom on 8th and 22nd July to share your experience… The City Council has been given funds by government to improve the Local Offer. The Council says it wil use most of this money to…Read moreRead more

Member Meeting – Here Comes The Summer!

Here come the Summer Holidays – and a chance for CQ Members to share plans and preparations beforehand.  More than 20 CQ Members will be working on Fit For All over the holidays – providing a summer of adventure for more than 500 vulnerable children and young people in Birmingham.  In Solihull, CQ Members are…Read moreRead more