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The Children's Trust

Description

The Children’s Trust provides provide rehabilitation, medical care, specialist education, community services and expert information through skilled teams who with children and young people, and their families, from across the UK.

Our key services include: 

  • neurorehabilitation;
  • step-down medical and nursing care from hospital to home;
  • specialist education, therapy, health and care services;
  • specialist assessment and clinical support in the community;
  • short breaks (respite);
  • online information and support.

Neurorehabilitation programmes at The Children’s Trust are flexible and adapt to the needs of each child. We are one of the only paediatric facilities in the country outside of an acute hospital setting that can provide the most complex rehabilitation in the UK and our national specialist centre is the largest of its kind. We are also the UK’s only dedicated paediatric neurorehabilitation provider with a national specialised commissioning contract to deliver brain injury rehabilitation in conjunction with NHS England. This means that funding flows automatically for children and young people who meet the criteria. Where NHS England does not fund placements, we have a dedicated team who work with commissioners and other parties to secure funding.

Our residential short breaks offer flexible, nurse-led care for children and young people between the ages of 0-18. The service is for those with complex disabilities and health needs, who may be vulnerable to acute changes in health which necessitate 24-hour care, and whose complex needs require care overseen by a nurse. 

In communities across the UK we provide specialist goal-orientated neurorehabilitation delivered in the child’s environment via our Brain Injury Community Service. Specialists from a range of clinical backgrounds, including members of the team based in four of the UK’s major trauma centres, work with the child and their family focusing on the needs which result from an acquired brain injury. These may be social, emotional, cognitive, communicative and behavioural needs. We provide a range of support centred around the child, including clinical screening, advice, and onward referral, as well as community-based neurorehabilitation and a long-term register. 

If you are a parent of a child with a brain injury, or are somebody involved in their care, our information service provides a variety of resources for children and young people, as well as their families, and professionals. If you’re looking for advice and support online, our

Brain Injury Hub (www.braininjuryhub.co.uk) provides clinically-approved information on every stage of acquired brain injury, from being in hospital to going home and returning to school. We are also proud to offer a series of award-winning books and resources aimed at children and their families, completely free of charge. Available to order for just the cost of postage and packaging, they provide advice and guidance to children and young people living with an acquired brain injury, their families, and those involved in their care.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Placements Team
Contact Position
Placements Coordinators
Telephone
01737 365080
E-mail
enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk
Website
www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
The Children's Trust
Address
Tadworth Court
Tadworth
Surrey
Postcode
KT20 5RU

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We have a dedicated Placements 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 enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk. Enquiries are accepted from parents and professionals.

Other notes

We run the UK’s largest paediatric residential rehabilitation service for children with brain injury. Each child has an individual programme of therapy, education and care. It is funded by NHS England via National Specialist Commissioning or via CCGs.

The Children’s Trust School is non- maintained for children ages 3 upwards with learning difficulties. We combine education, therapy, care and medical cover to cater for children with complex medical needs, degenerative conditions and sensory impairments.

Our residential short breaks offer flexible and nurse-led care for children and young people between the ages of 0 to 18. We also offer holiday schemes and Saturday clubs for children from Surrey with complex needs.

We provide a nurse-led service for children who are technology-dependent. This includes children: who have a complex tracheostomy; require artificial ventilation; fed via parental nutrition; need central line management/ intravenous medication.

Our Brain Injury Community Team supports children and young people in challenges around cognition, communication/ behaviour and gives them the best opportunity to succeed in school. The team works closely with the child’s family, school/ local agencies.

This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer

Contact Name
Placements Team
Contact Telephone
01737 365 080
Contact Email
enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 years
11-16 years
0-5 years
16-19 years
Needs Level
High
SEN Provision Type
Specialist