The Children's Trust has big ambitions to become an internationally recognised centre for research.

Did you know? Our Brain Injury Hub is the UK’s only online resource and forum for parents of children with acquired brain injury.

Our research team aims to:

  • To develop and maintain the evidence base through research programmes that enable more effective clinical care, education and therapy for children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability
  • To champion and nurture an increasing research culture across The Children’s Trust to deliver evidence based services

Research days

Each year we host a Research Day to showcase our work to the staff team and encourage and inspire our colleagues


Clinical tools

Our evidence summaries are a series of locally relevant reports designed to summarise the current academic knowledge on specific clinical topics. The summaries in the document are a synthesis of academic research, clinical experience and family feedback.

Presentations & publications

At The Children's Trust we aim to disseminate all our research projects to a wider audience through presentations and publications. We submit abstracts to conferences and have had a number of poster and oral presentations accepted.

Our research projects

We're currently working on a range of projects that reflect our ambitions to become an internationally recognised centre for research.

Research strategy

Our ambition is to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leading research centre for children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability, developing and delivering research that informs service delivery and best practice for clinical and education teams.Children and young people with brain injury will benefit from programmes of care, therapy and education that have been developed through high quality, evidence based research enabling them to lead fuller lives.


We work with our partners to support research in acquired brain injury (ABI), profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and Disorders of Consciousness (DoC).


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