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

Funding Focus

Members and Supporters of CQ are welcome to join the next Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 5 November 10-11.15am.  We will be looking in particular at: Celebrating Communities small grants Severn Trent Foundation Lottery Partnership funding; as well as giving details of funders who are open for bids and with deadlines approaching; sharing…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

Do We Need a Better Local Offer?

We think SEND children, young people and their families in Birmingham should have a better Local Offer. Join us by Zoom on 8th and 22nd July to share your experience… The City Council has been given funds by government to improve the Local Offer. The Council says it wil use most of this money to…Read moreRead more

Do We Need a Better Local Offer?

We think SEND children, young people and their families in Birmingham should have a better Local Offer. Join us by Zoom on 8th and 22nd July to share your experience… The City Council has been given funds by government to improve the Local Offer. The Council says it wil use most of this money to…Read moreRead more

Step Up for CQ’s AGM!

Wednesday 26 May 2021 10-11.30am Sign up now for the Children’s Quarter AGM online on Wednesday 26 May at 10-11.30am from All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham.  If your group or organisation is a member of the co-op, then you can nominate a representative to serve on the Children’s Quarter Board. On the day, we’ll…Read moreRead more

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