The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. We work with children and young people from across the UK, both from our specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country. Our vision is for all children with brain injury to have the opportunity to live the best life possible.
Our mission For children with brain injury and their families, we aim:Every year over 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness (figure drawn from NHS England). This is known as acquired brain injury. Many children make a good recovery, but thousands have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. Some children are left with severe physical difficulties or learning difficulties. Some children experience more subtle, 'hidden' difficulties which nevertheless have a big impact on their lives. Our rehabilitation, community and online services are there to support all children with acquired brain injury and their families. Thousands more children are born with brain injuries or develop severe disabilities as a result of a degenerative conditions. Our medical services and special school give children with the most complex disabilities and health needs the chance to live their lives to the full. You can read our annual report for 2015/16 here.
- to be an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for care, rehabilitation, education and research
- to reach out to children and families in their own community
- to provide expert advice, training and information
- to make our voice heard.