growing UP!

One in four children is disabled or has mental health or other additional needs that make them vulnerable. Helping them handle transitions to adulthood depends on families, communities and services working together. As schools go back this September, Childrens Quarter is focusing on how co-operative working, initiatives and projects are helping vulnerable children and young people…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

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

HAF Fund Members’ Update 2

Thursday  6 May 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

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

Suicide Prevention Training, Birmingham 17 Oct

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK.  At increased risk: disabled children and young people; those who are excluded and feel isolated from society including through autism, mental health or other special needs.  This half-day workshop is aimed at practitioners who come into regular contact with young people but who aren’t…Read moreRead more

Youth Work Introductory Training, Birmingham

Explore personal and professional motivations for working with young people; what is ‘youth work’, our values and working with groups. Suitable for individuals who are working with young people in informal spaces. This course runs as Six Sessions during October and November 2019 Wednesday 16 Oct 6.30pm – 9pm Wednesday 23 Oct 6.30pm – 9pm…Read moreRead more

Sports to Inclusion – 24 Jan 10-12.30, Hamstead Hall

We’re looking into how schools, groups and organisations are making opportunities for inclusion through sport and physical activity. One quarter of Birmingham children and young people are at risk of being left out from the mainstream- through disability, mental health or other needs, and a wide range of other factors; Children’s Quarter members and supporters…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

Schools & Communities – Cooperating for Inclusion Nov 20 Birmingham

Join Tim Brighouse, Mick Waters and Children’s Quarter Member Groups at this event looking at how schools and communities can work together better for vulnerable children.  The Children’s Quarter Co-operative is aiming to develop and launch a charter describing how schools and communities can work together better, at the event on November 20. DOWNLOAD THE…Read moreRead more