The Children's Trust

We are the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Our national specialist centre is in Tadworth, Surrey, where we provide rehabilitation to children with acquired brain injury and specialist medical/transitional care to children with complex health needs. We also run The Children’s Trust School, a non-maintained residential special school in Tadworth for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex health needs. Our other services include expert community-based support for children with acquired brain injury and online support for families via our Brain Injury Hub website (

Who is the service for?

Our residential brain injury rehabilitation service caters for children aged 0-18 who have a brain injury through a variety of reasons, such as an accident or illness. The Children’s Trust School accepts learners aged 3 and upwards who have profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex health needs. Our transitional care for children who are technology-dependent caters for young people aged up to 18 who are medically stable and able to use our facilities as part of their pathway as they prepare to return home.

Criteria for access to service

We have a dedicated placements and commissioning team who are happy to discuss (formally or informally) the referral process of each of our services, admissions criteria and the assessment process. Please contact them on 01737 365080 or email Enquiries are accepted from parents and professionals.

Accessibility of this service

All our facilities are fully accessible. Staff ensure each child participates to the best of their ability in decision making, their individual timetable, and play and leisure activities. We use a range of communication aids to enable all children to participate even if they are non-verbal. Please feel free to contact us in advance to discuss your specific needs and we will work with you to resolve any access issues as far as possible.

How this is provided:

Our specialist multidisciplinary team ensure that each child has their own individualised method of communication – whether signs and symbols or augmented or alternative communication aids such as eye gaze or iPads – best suited to them.

How can I access this service?

Please contact our dedicated placements and commissioning team them on 01737 365080 or email

Do you need to pay for this service?

Our services have a variety of funding streams, please contact the placements and commissioning team for more information on 01737365080 or at

Confidentiality and Impartiality

All information is confidential and must not be used for any purpose other than in the performance of duties. It will not be divulged to unauthorised persons nor be used for the production of articles, presentations or books without The Trust’s agreement and the specific consent of the child and/or their parents.

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Training provided:

We have an unparalleled reputation in our field thanks to our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of these children and their families, coupled with our ability to deliver the best possible combination of nursing, therapy, medical care and education. Staff undertake continuing professional development both in-house and externally and are fully trained to meet the diverse needs of the children we work with. All staff undertake safeguarding training and first aid training is completed as required.