Schools Without Walls – Project Proposal

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Schools Without Walls!

SEND children and young people can thrive in places and spaces that complement and extend traditional school-based learning. Forest School – and other environmental – activities are a case in point. Join families, CQ Members and others in developing a proposal to boost inclusive environmental learning across the West Midlands. CQ is preparing a £25,000 bid…Read moreRead more

Fit for All Briefing

Friday 26 January 2024 at 3.30-4.30pm We’re going through the Fit for All project and what groups, organisations and schools need to be aware of and do in order to take part. For more details and to book a place or email. (more…)

Fit Together

Thanks to All who helped develop CQ’s bid to the West Midlands Commonwealth Inclusive Communities Fund in 2023. We submitted the bid early this new year.  Please help us spread the word and press the case for funding SEND kids in the West Midlands.  If successful, our bid will fund Fit Together – a project sitting…Read moreRead more

December Funding Updates

Friday 15 December 10-11am and Wednesday 20 December 1-2pm Children’s Quarter members are committed to providing more inclusive services so ALL children and young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands feel included in society.  So it was great to see Mayor Andy Street in November launch a new Inclusive Communities Fund with £9m of…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

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

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