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
Welcoming New Members!
Adventure Play for Children with Additional Needs Takes Off!
Adventure play for the over-8s with additional needs in Birmingham and Solihull takes off this Summer thanks to Meriden Adventure Playground Association (MAPA), other Children’s Quarter member groups and CQ’s Inclusion Fusions scheme that has enabled them to work cooperatively on the scheme. Adventure play offers children and young people opportunities to play ‘for real’ –…Read moreRead more
Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief – Training
Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief CPD-accredited training in Edgbaston, Birmingham 10am-3pm Thursday 4 July 2019 Abuse linked to a belief in spirit possession and witchcraft can be difficult for professionals to accept, understand and identify. Yet high profile cases of child cruelty including those of Victoria Climbié, Khyra Ishaq and Kristy Bamu show Child…Read moreRead more
SEND National Crisis – Birmingham 30 May
Children’s Quarter is supporting the SEND Crisis National Day of Action on 30 May in Birmingham. The event has been organised by local parents as part of a national protest against the crisis in school funding facing children with education special needs and disability. The Birmingham event takes place in Victoria Square, Birmingham 12-3pm on…Read moreRead more
AGM Notice for Members
The Children’s Quarter company Annual General Meeting takes place at 10am on Friday 10 May 2019 in the Deloitte Room at Midlands Arts Centre, Edgbaston B12 9QH. The formal business for members is to consider the accounts and directors’ report; elect directors to serve for the year ahead; agree audit arrangements; and consider any resolutions…Read moreRead more
Why Improving School-Community Links Matters
Schools are increasingly ‘hiding’ children and young people who don’t ‘fit the box’; Children’s Quarter wants to improve the links between schools and communities so that ALL young people get a good education. We’ve been highlighting the way school exclusions are being used – and in November 2018 held a Children’s Quarter event on improving…Read moreRead more
CQ Survey of Services for Children and Young People
Help Children’s Quarter to map the provision of services for children and young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Children’s Quarter is partnering with Birmingham City University’s Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) to map services for children and young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. In particular, the…Read moreRead more
1 in 4 Children Vulnerable to Social Isolation
About one in four children and young people are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of disability, mental ill-health and other factors. Analysis of figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England supports Children’s Quarter’s claim that a quarter of the next generation is being failed. The report by the independent watchdog set up to promote and protect the rights of…Read moreRead more