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

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

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