The Children's Trust
What our service does
We are the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Our national specialist centre is in Tadworth, Surrey, where we provide rehabilitation to children with acquired brain injury and specialist medical/transitional care to children with complex health needs. We also run The Children’s Trust School, a non-maintained residential special school in Tadworth for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex health needs. Our other services include expert community-based support for children with acquired brain injury and online support for families via our Brain Injury Hub website (www.braininjuryhub.co.uk)
Location of our service
Our residential brain injury rehabilitation service; school for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties; and short breaks and holiday clubs are based in Tadworth, Surrey. Our Brain Injury Community Services help children and young people in their own communities, across the UK. We work in partnership with our colleagues in the local community.
Who our service provides for
Our residential brain injury rehabilitation service caters for children aged 0-18 who have a brain injury through a variety of reasons, such as an accident or illness. The Children’s Trust School accepts learners aged 3 and upwards who have profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex health needs. Our transitional care for children who are technology-dependent caters for young people aged up to 18 who are medically stable and able to use our facilities as part of their pathway as they prepare to return home
How to start using our service
We have a dedicated placements and commissioning team who are happy to discuss (formally or informally) the referral process of each of our services, admissions criteria and the assessment process. Please contact them on 01737 365080 or email email@example.com. Enquiries are accepted from parents and professionals.
How decisions are made about who can use our service
We carry out individual assessments of each child if we feel a placement at The Children's Trust would be appropriate. Assessments are carried out by our multidisciplinary team in partnership with families and referrers. We have a dedicated placements and commissioning team who facilitate this and are more than happy to discuss the referral process.
How we communicate with our service users
Families are fully involved at their child's placement at The Children's Trust and are invited to attend regular meetings and their feedback is welcomed. The progress of children is documented and openly shared with parents and carers.
Accessibility of our service
All our facilities are fully accessible. Staff ensure each child participates to the best of their ability in decision making, their individual timetable, and play and leisure activities. We use a range of communication aids to enable all children to participate even if they are non-verbal. Please feel free to contact us in advance to discuss your specific needs and we will work with you to resolve any access issues as far as possible.
Qualifications and training of our staff
We have an unparalleled reputation in our field thanks to our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of these children and their families, coupled with our ability to deliver the best possible combination of nursing, therapy, medical care and education. Staff undertake continuing professional development both in-house and externally and are fully trained to meet the diverse needs of the children we work with.
We work closely with families, referrers, funders, and all community professionals to ensure continuity of care, and where appropriate, smooth transition to follow-on placements and/or a return home. For children accessing our brain injury rehabilitation services and/or transitional care, we work closely with community teams and provide training for teachers, nursing teams and therapists. Our Brain Injury Community Services also provide training and support for schools to help children with brain injury remain in education.
For more information about specific training please don’t hesitate to contact us as we’d be happy to discuss it further.
General Contact Information
Please contact the placements and commissioning team for more information on 01737365080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about The Children's Trust please visit our website: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk; follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrenstrust or find us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrens_trust
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Record Last Reviewed On: 06/04/2017