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

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

Funding Focus – Friday 29 April 10.30am online

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 29th April 10.30-11.30am.  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

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

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

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

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

Step Up for CQ’s AGM!

Wednesday 26 May 2021 10-11.30am Sign up now for the Children’s Quarter AGM online on Wednesday 26 May at 10-11.30am from All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham.  If your group or organisation is a member of the co-op, then you can nominate a representative to serve on the Children’s Quarter Board. On the day, we’ll…Read moreRead more