Our Strategy: Hope and Ambition

Our Strategy for 2020-2025, rooted in the hopes and aspirations of the families we support. Working towards a time when all children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability have the opportunity to live the best life possible.

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Working towards a time when all children and young people with brain injury have the opportunity to live the best life possible.

We are delighted to share our Strategy for 2020-2025: Hope and Ambition. This exciting new Strategy will set us on a path of growth so that we can reach and support many more children with brain injury and neurodisability. 

The successes over the last years have given us the confidence to set our sights higher; to reach more children; to share our expertise more widely; to build our capacity to develop new and innovative services; to engage more supporters; to continue to gain a deeper, more evidence-based understanding of the children, young people and families that we support; to develop our employees and volunteers and to make a tangible difference to the communities in which we operate. 

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When developing this Strategy, it was of paramount importance to us to involve those who might use our services or offer support to us. This involved face-to-face discussion groups with children, young people, commissioners and partners, which provided us with great insight and encouragement that our Strategy would meet the needs of those we support and work with.

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Children and young people will always be at the heart of our work at The Children’s Trust

We include our young people in planning decisions across the charity, and indeed they, and their families, have helped us to formulate this Strategy. You will hear their voice loud and clear as you read about our ambitions for the future. We lay out here our confident, bold and, what we believe will be, impactful Strategy for the next five years. We are committed to using our specialist skills to grow our services in order to help more children and to provide flexible services that can be accessed in different ways. An important part of this will be the support we provide to families. We will move to a more integrated way of working; a more holistic approach where the best knowledge, expertise and skills are assembled with the child always at the centre. 

The Children’s Trust is renowned for the brain injury rehabilitation services that we provide at our national specialist centre and in the community, and for excellence in education at The Children’s Trust School, based on the same site in Tadworth. We believe there is an opportunity to integrate these services for the benefit of all children at our site. In short, to develop a world-class centre of excellence where therapy, care and education of the highest standard are offered to all of our service users. 
To achieve this change, we must have the courage to think big. To deliver the best outcomes for the children who come to us with highly complex health and education needs, we need to redevelop our site and, at the centre, we intend to build a new, state-of-the-art facility.

We promise the children, young people and families that we support that we will do our utmost to ensure their lives are enriched and they achieve the best possible outcomes through every touchpoint and interaction with The Children’s Trust.


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