CQ Members’ Meeting: Focus on Inclusive Youth Services

Children’s Quarter Members meet on 12 September at the Factory Youth Centre, Longbridge.  You’re welcome and so are your guests – so please do join us?  We’ll be hearing from member groups; creating space for catch-ups; and, this time, focusing on inclusive youth services. CQ Member groups Seven Up and ATHAC have both been highlighting…Read moreRead more

Children’s Quarter AGM – 19 May 11am

Welcome to our AGM!  Children’s Quarter is a cooperative with: Members that are groups or organisations – they get a vote in decisions Individual supporters – they don’t get a vote but can join in everything else we do a set of Rules – which describe our organisation as a non-profit company based on cooperative…Read moreRead more

Green Light for Inclusive Easter Holiday Clubs

Inclusive play and youth services for disabled and vulnerable children will be running in Birmingham during the Easter school holidays.  The Fit for All programme run by Children’s Quarter members successfully bid for just over £50,000 to run holiday activity and healthy food sessions across the city during the two week school break.  The sessions…Read moreRead more

People Power – sharing skills for inclusion

Children’s Quarter is a cooperative alliance that brings people together… as staff, volunteers, parents and carers, trustees, funders, researchers and policy-makers, children and young people. We all have skills, ideas, experience and passion that translate – through the groups and organisations that make up the CQ Co-op and the services we run – into social…Read moreRead more

Bridge to Better Local Offer

CQ Members and Supporters follow up on their Campaign for a Better Local Offer on December 3 with representatives of local councils and John Coughlan, the newly appointed Government Commissioner for SEND Services in Birmingham invited. Ofsted’s SEND Local Area Inspection Reports found: in Birmingham, that the City Council was: still without a strategy; still not…Read moreRead more

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 12 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

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

Commonwealth Games Small Grants Workshop

Tuesday 11 May 2021 10am Children’s Quarter wants the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 to welcome and inspire children and young people in the West Midlands including those who are disabled, socially excluded or otherwise part of the 1 in 4 who the Children’s Commissioner says are vulnerable.  One way of making this happen is for grassroots…Read moreRead more

HAF Fund Members’ Update 2

Thursday  6 May 2021 10-11am online Children’s Quarter has been campaigning to make sure government-funded holiday clubs are inclusive and  that groups with commitment and expertise in inclusive services are involved in delivering them.  This session is an update for members and supporters on the progress we have made in making sure: there can be…Read moreRead more