For families

For families 2020-04-02T15:57:29+01:00

Our Commitment to Children and their Families:

We appreciate that you and your family need support at a challenging and emotional time and so the Child Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service has a number of commitments it makes to you and your child.

Our case managers will always:

  • Work with you, ensuring your child’s rehabilitation, care and support needs are always at the heart of every decision made;
  • Provide information and support to you and your child when making important decisions such as rehabilitation plans, education, social and leisure etc;
  • Behave with respect for you and your family;
  • Act with passion and integrity;
  • Work professionally with all involved individuals and services, gaining your (and where appropriate your child’s) consent before disclosing any information;
  • Communicate all decisions, plans and outcomes with you and those significant parties in your network of support;
  • Listen and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

Choosing a solicitor

The Child Brain Injury Trust has created a network of regional partnerships with solicitors across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to ensure that the children, young people and families get the right legal support as soon as possible. This can cover a wide range of topics from assisting with pursuing a claim form for welfare benefits or compensation to understanding what your employment rights are if you need to take time off work to care for your child.

Additional Support

The Child Brain Injury Trust Model of Integrated Support is the only UK wide service providing practical and emotional support for children, young people and families after the onset of brain injury through to transition into adult services. We now have expert Child & Family Support Coordinator’s working with each children’s Major Trauma Centre, working closely with the clinical teams to ensure a smooth transition from hospital back to home and the community.

Useful information

The Child Brain Injury Trust has written a number of useful factsheets for children and families. These provide information, support and training to anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury including the child or young person themselves, their family and the professionals that support them. The factsheets have been designed and written to help people to understand ABI in more detail and some of the complexities following such an injury.

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