The Children's Trust

Supporting children & families after brain injury

Brain injury affects every child differently. Too many children are discharged from hospital without adequate follow up & the consequences can be life long. We want to reach every child in the UK with a brain injury so they have access to the rehabilitation & services they need, when they need them.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (288018)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£101,139

Donations

76

Championed by Candis Club

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

One child in every class in every primary school across the UK will be affected by an acquired brain injury. Every brain injury is different. Some difficulties may be apparent straight away, whilst others take time to appear: from fatigue, concentration & memory to control of emotions. Too many children are discharged from hospital without adequate follow-up. These unsupported needs can lead to poor educational attainment, school exclusion, mental health problems & trouble with the police.

Solution

1) We will pilot & test 3 Community Neurorehabilitation teams in England to influence transformational system change so that every child with a brain injury will have access to the rehabilitation & services they need, when they need them. 2) We will equip teachers with a new Schools Brain Injury Awareness Service. This will help teachers to identify children with an acquired brain injury so they can get the best support, reducing the impact on their education & increasing their life chances.

  • Too many children struggle with the consequences of brain injury because their needs are not recognised. The Children's Trust wants to change this. We will make it easier for children & families to get the support they need, when they need it.

    — Katy James, Head of Community Services Transformation at The Children’s Trust

  • I realise people have no idea what a brain injury is, there is a lot of confusion. The biggest problem is the time it takes to get help. In the meantime, you are left floundering.

    — Parent of a child with a brain injury

  • Every 30 minutes, a child in the UK suffers an accident, injury or illness which causes a brain injury.

    — Child Brain Injury Trust, 2018

  • Neurorehabilitation is effective and saves money. These benefits are amplified when neurorehabilitation is followed through in the community.

    — The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury Report 2018