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

New Local SEND Offer

Tuesday 4 May 10-11am Much-needed additional money for the Local Offer for SEND Children might not be enough to ‘fix’ mainstream schools which off-roll and persistently exclude children who ‘don’t fit the box’.  Instead, CQ says, the SEND Local Offer could be made co-operatively between schools and communities. Join the Zoom chat online to look…Read moreRead more

Make Holiday Clubs ‘Fit For All’

Children’s Quarter wants SEND children to be able to take part in inclusive holiday clubs funded by government and organised by local councils.  These services are being funded for the most vulnerable young people through government’s Holiday Activities and Food Fund.  We say they should include disabled children and that groups that are committed to…Read moreRead more

About Children on the Autistic Spectrum and their Experience of School

Of children on the autism spectrum: over a third (34%) say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on; nearly two -thirds (63%) are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them; more than 1 in 6 have been suspended from school; and 1 in 25 has…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

1 in 4 Children Vulnerable to Social Isolation

About one in four children and young people are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of disability, mental ill-health and other factors.  Analysis of figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England supports Children’s Quarter’s claim that a quarter of the next generation is being failed. The report by the independent watchdog set up to promote and protect the rights of…Read moreRead more