It Takes A Village, Birmingham Nov 20 9.30-12.30

introducing asset based commissioning and community investment… It Takes a Village… is Children’s Quarter third annual conference.  We’re focusing on making more of what we share – community assets: families, networks, communities, grassroots groups and schools – making the whole community a classroom.  The event takes place at Edgbaston Community Centre, Woodview Drive, Birmingham B15…Read moreRead more

Creating a Cooperative Consortium 3 Oct

Children’s Quarter members and guests meet on 3 October at the John Lewis Community Hub in Birmingham to plan future consortium working. The agenda includes: an update on Short Breaks in Birmingham and other West Midlands authorities a brief introduction to Children’s Quarter proposals for asset-based commissioning discussion of working to members’ strengths and prospects…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

Board and Exec Meeting 2 May

The last meeting of the current CQ Board and Executive Committee before the AGM on May 10 takes place 10-12 noon on Thursday 2 May; upstairs at the All Saints Centre, Kings Heath. Members can submit motions; or for copies of minutes and agendas; or if you would like to attend – please email Sherri…Read moreRead more

Learn for Real: Focus on Funding 30 April

The next in the series of Learn for Real events focuses on funding success: an opportunity to share and gain tips about funders, grant applications and generating income.   CQ members and supporters are welcome to the event; venue and time to be confirmed; Tuesday 30 April. email Paul if you would like to take part,…Read moreRead more

How the Co-op Works Training 16 April, Kings Heath

Join us  6-7.30pm Tuesday 16 April Upstairs at All Saints Centre, Kings Heath to look at Co-op Values and Principles in practice and how to get involved in the Children’s Quarter. Children’s Quarter is a co-operative of member organisations committed to Co-operative Principles: Voluntary and Open Membership Democratic Member Control Member Economic Participation Autonomy and Independence…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

Fantastic Free@Last – Learn for Real 27 Sept

Jacqui Rodney-Hayles, Youth Manager at Free@Last hosts the next Children’s Quarter Learning for Real event – a series of informal occasions when we go out and about to find the difference Member organisations make.  Join Jacqui, her colleagues and other CQ Members for breakfast in Nechells: fresh ideas, the inspiring story behind the charity and…Read moreRead more

Inclusive Health – 13 September Digbeth

If you care about how children and young people – including those who are disabled or who experience mental illness – are served in Birmingham, then please come to this open event on Inclusive Health organised by Children’s Quarter (and stay on for some lunch and to join us as a supporter).  Inclusive Health Children…Read moreRead more