Autism Awareness

Children’s Quarter offers training in Autism Awareness for staff and volunteers delivering services to children and young people. A 3 hour introduction with trainers from Resources for Autism. Participants will: •  Understand what autism is and how it can impact daily life •  Gain increased confidence in working communicating and interacting with autistic people • …Read moreRead more

Safeguarding 19 December 2.30-5.30pm

Children’s Quarter offers Basic Safeguarding: training for new staff and volunteers. Free for CQ members and groups offering sessions as part of Bring it On Brum! Led by Our Place Training Facilitators, this 3 hour course is appropriate for new staff and volunteers in particular working in inclusive services. It will develop know-how and build…Read moreRead more

Inclusive Youth Work

Two full days training for youth workers, community groups and anyone looking to involve disabled and vulnerable young people. Enjoy learning to: •Create proactive welcomes •Engage effectively with young people and their families •Invest in comprehensive and creative planning •Include disabled young people who are most at risk of isolation.   Led by Simbi Folarin…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

Fit for All Update and Benefits & Food Advice

CQ Members and groups delivering Bring it on Brum sessions for children during the Easter holidays in Birmingham are welcome to join us for the weekly Zoom update on preparations for delivery.  As well as a catch-up, we’ll be looking at signposting families to benefits advice and sharing tips for including nutrition messages in sessions…Read moreRead more

Delivering Inclusive Activities During Ramadan

Come and join other Children’s Quarter members to discuss how to provide activities and food during the month of Ramadan – which includes the Easter school holidays.   In the month leading up to Eid al-Fitr at the start of May, many young people, families, staff and volunteers will be observing a fast during daytime hours. …Read moreRead more

Spring Into Action with Fit for All

Fit for All springs into action over the Easter holidays with inclusive play and youth services and healthy meals for disabled and vulnerable children at locations across Birmingham. Thanks to support from Government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme, Children’s Quarter members will be running sessions during the Easter school holidays. The sessions make up part…Read moreRead more

Funding Focus 18 March 10am online

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 18th March 10-11am.  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

Green Light for Inclusive Easter Holiday Clubs

Inclusive play and youth services for disabled and vulnerable children will be running in Birmingham during the Easter school holidays.  The Fit for All programme run by Children’s Quarter members successfully bid for just over £50,000 to run holiday activity and healthy food sessions across the city during the two week school break.  The sessions…Read moreRead more

CQ Members Serve Up Holiday Help

Our Members provided more than 12,000 meals and thousand of hours of inclusive sessions for children and youth people during the Summer Holidays.  In Birmingham, 19 CQ Member groups worked together through our Fit For All project – part of the city’s Bring It On Brum programme of holiday activities and food.  In Solihull, Meriden…Read moreRead more