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

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

Autis at Highcroft Community Centre

Autis Birmingham is one of the Children’s Quarter members that is creating opportunities for children and young people with additional needs to take part in sport, arts and crafts, sensory play and enjoy healthy food this summer.     Autis Birmingham is a community project which supports families affected by autism & other additional needs throughout…Read moreRead more