The Child Brain Injury Trust is a registered charity supporting children and young people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, and their families and carers. Established in 1991, the charity’s initial aim was to carry out research into the effects of brain injury in children. Soon, it was obvious that parents of children with brain injuries were keen to become involved with the charity, and the emphasis of their work changed.
Today, the Child Brain Injury Trust is a leading charity which support families affected by childhood acquired brain injury in the UK; it works across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The charity operates four offices – their registered office in Oxfordshire is supported by smaller offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast. The Child Brain Injury trust runs learning events and family events across the country, with regional child co-ordinators and family support co-ordinators providing support to families and children at each stage of their development. The charity offers:
- Support for children/young people in education
- Information and training for carers and parents
- National helpline which provides support for children and families
- Books, leaflets and other resources
You can be referred to the charity by a carer or medical staff, or you can refer your child. Whilst young people can refer themselves, it is recommended they be referred by a parent, guardian or carer.
Has your child suffered an acquired brain injury?
If your child has been involved in an accident and been left with a brain injury, you may be able to claim compensation. The Child Brain Injury Trust can offer advice and support to you and your child, as well as information and a range of resources. In order to find out more about claiming compensation, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. Childhood brain injury can leave children with learning difficulties, speech problems and other symptoms, and those affected will probably require some form of care for the rest of their lives. Your claim for compensation will take care and medical costs into account, as well as your child’s pain and suffering.
How we can help
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped hundreds of people claim compensation for accidents caused by a third party. If your child has been left with a brain injury after an accident, we can help. Call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, to see whether you have a viable claim, or take the 30-second test on our website, to find out how much you may be able to claim. We work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’* basis, and because we have 14 years of experience, you know you can trust us to provide you with the very best service.
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown