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

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

New Groups Join Children’s Quarter

Children’s Quarter welcomes four more member organisations to the co-op this summer: Norton Hall Children & Family Centre, The Springfield Project, Creative Active Lives and Football Funatics have all signed up. Norton Hall Children & Family Centre is one of the most well-established groups supporting children, parents and families in Birmingham, having been working for…Read moreRead more

Free Play for Children Facing Social Exclusion

Birmingham Freedom Project and Parks for Play are cooperating to provide free summer play for children who are at risk of being socially excluded at St Bede’s church, Brandwood as part of Birmingham’s Healthy Happy Holidays. program.  The sessions run on Tuesdays 6, 13 and 20 August 10.30am – 1pm and offer fabulous free play and…Read moreRead more

Autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people

There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Autism affect children, young people and adults. Source: NHS Information Centre, Community and Mental Health Team See the National Autistic Society…Read moreRead more

Inclusion Fusion Grants for Members

More details about small grants to fund parent consultation and inclusive service provision which will be available from Children’s Quarter in Summer 2019 will appear here shortly. If your group would like to work co-operatively with another CQ member to provide an inclusive service for children and young people in consultation with parents, please email…Read moreRead more