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

Develop Local Potential to Serve SEND Children Right

Councils are working out how to spend an increase in the higher needs block funding they get to provide education to SEND children.  In Birmingham, the Council is encouraging mainstream schools to improve the way they serve vulnerable children through partnerships aimed at developing local potential.  In the light of widespread off-rolling of SEND children…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

Learn for Real, Holford Drive Sports HUB June

Join CQ Members, supporters and guests at Holford Drive Sports HUB in Perry Barr for ‘Learn for Real’ – a series of peer learning events looking at our members’ outstanding practice and experience. Holford Drive is a Community Sports Hub which aims to improve the health and well being of the local community through the provision…Read moreRead more

Learn for Real in Dudley, Postponed

Join other CQ Members, supporters and guests at Sycamore Adventure in Dudley for ‘Learn for Real’ – a series of peer learning events looking at our members’ outstanding practice and experience. Sycamore Adventure is a successful social enterprise and an award-winning adventure playground situated in an area of significant deprivation in North Dudley.  More than…Read moreRead more

Learn for Real – Birchfield, 23 January

Discover Access to Arts, Heritage and Culture (ATHAC) at their Grosvenor Studios base in Birchfield.  Set up in 2004 to break down the barriers facing disabled children and families to participation in and enjoyment of cultural and arts activities, ATHAC is a social enterprise dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of disabled children, young…Read moreRead more

Welcoming New Members!

Warm welcomes to new members joining the Children’s Quarter co-operative this month: Highbury Orchard Community, the Inclusive Sports Academy CIC; and Charlotte Slater of Urban Heard CIC. Highbury Orchard Community is a community interest company which aims to bring people into contact with Nature through projects, including Forest School, working together and underpinned by Permaculture…Read moreRead more

KIDS Summer Nursery

KIDS Summer Nursery runs Monday – Friday 5-23 August inclusive with healthy eating and physical activities.  Further details on the flyer below.   (more…)

Nature Play with the GLUE Collective

A weekend of active exploration, den building, nature crafts, fire skills, mud play and more awaits children and young people at the GLUE Garden in Shenley Lane in South Birmingham.  GLUE stands for Growing and Learning in Urban Environments and the GLUE Garden is the organisation’s base, a community garden reclaimed from wasteland which both…Read moreRead more