Summer Sessions at Victoria School

Sessions for children and young people at Victoria School and Specialist Art College and Cherry Oak School are running this summer at Victoria School, Northfield as part of the Happy Healthy Holidays program funded by central government and organised in Birmingham by a consortium of local groups.   The program aims to give the children in…Read moreRead more

Seven Up Summer Play in the Secret Garden

The Secret Garden by Rookery Children’s Centre is the location for Seven Up’s Summer Playscheme – inclusive and adventurous play. physical activity and healthy eating – this summer. It’s part of the Happy Healthy Holidays program which is funded by government and organised in Birmingham by Sport Birmingham, the Accord Group and The Active Wellbeing…Read moreRead more

Extended Summer Sessions at Baskerville School

Baskerville School students have an opportunity as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program to attend extended summer sessions where they can enjoy sports, games and healthy food.  The scheme runs 22-26 July at the school in Harborne. Baskerville School is a special school for students aged 11 to 19 years, with autistic spectrum disorders…Read moreRead more

Parks for Play Summer Sessions

Summer Play at Uffculme School, Moseley has been organised by local charity Parks for Play as part of Birmingham’s Happy Healthy Holidays program.  Parks for Play was set up to provide opportunities for children and young people who are disabled or who have additional needs and has been organising inclusive play in parks, schools, streets,…Read moreRead more

Adventure Play for Children with Additional Needs Takes Off!

Adventure play for the over-8s with additional needs in Birmingham and Solihull takes off this Summer thanks to Meriden Adventure Playground Association (MAPA), other Children’s Quarter member groups and CQ’s Inclusion Fusions scheme that has enabled them to work cooperatively on the scheme. Adventure play offers children and young people opportunities to play ‘for real’ –…Read moreRead more

Children’s Quarter AGM and Guest Speakers 10 May

Children’s Quarter 2019 AGM is 10am-1.30pm on Friday 10 May at Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH.  As well as the essential business of reviewing the Co-op’s progress, agreeing priorities for the next year and electing a new Board to represent Members between General Meetings, we will be welcoming as our special guests:…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

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