HAF Fund Members’ Update 2

Thursday 29 April 2021 10-11am online Children’s Quarter has been campaigning to make sure government-funded holiday clubs are inclusive and  that groups with commitment and expertise in inclusive services are involved in delivering them.  This session is an update for members and supporters on the progress we have made in making sure: there can be…Read moreRead more

Celebrating Communities – Grant Update

Wednesday 14 April 2021 6.30-7.30pm online Children’s Quarter wants the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 to welcome and inspire children and young people in the West Midlands including those who are disabled, socially excluded or otherwise part of the 1 in 4 who the Children’s Commissioner says are vulnerable.  One way of making this happen…Read moreRead more

HAF Fund Members’ Update

Thursday 1 April 2021 10-11am online Children’s Quarter has been campaigning to make sure government-funded holiday clubs are inclusive and  that groups with commitment and expertise in inclusive services are involved in delivering them.  Member groups were invited to submit outline expressions of interest to be part of provision of holiday activities and food in…Read moreRead more

Make Holiday Clubs ‘Fit For All’

Children’s Quarter wants SEND children to be able to take part in inclusive holiday clubs funded by government and organised by local councils.  These services are being funded for the most vulnerable young people through government’s Holiday Activities and Food Fund.  We say they should include disabled children and that groups that are committed to…Read moreRead more

It Takes A Village, Birmingham Nov 20 9.30-12.30

introducing asset based commissioning and community investment… It Takes a Village… is Children’s Quarter third annual conference.  We’re focusing on making more of what we share – community assets: families, networks, communities, grassroots groups and schools – making the whole community a classroom.  The event takes place at Edgbaston Community Centre, Woodview Drive, Birmingham B15…Read moreRead more

SEND National Crisis – Birmingham 30 May

SEND National Crisis Birmingham Victoria Square 30th May 12-3pm

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

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

More than 1 in 4 Children May be Disabled by Poverty…

More than a quarter of children in the UK are affected by family poverty.  That means missing out on things other children may take for granted – warm homes, new clothes, school trips, having friends over for tea; and they are more vulnerable to social exclusion.  They do less well at school and earn less as adults. …Read moreRead more

Head of Birmingham Children’s Trust at Children’s Quarter – 19 April

Children’s Quarter at Birmingham City University, Perry Barr on Thursday 19 April 10.45-12.30 with: Andrew Couldrick, Head of Birmingham Children’s Trust’; Laura Watts presenting the Campaign for Inclusive Childcare and other guest speakers. Further details and book your place (more…)

Why Children’s Quarter is Needed

Birmingham is one of the youngest cities in the United Kingdom The ‘median’ (average) age of citizens in UK cities can be compared below: Birmingham             32 years Bristol             33 years Liverpool             33 years London        …Read moreRead more