Established in 1991, this charity was set up by a group of health professionals to research and provide information on the effect traumatic acquired brain injuries (ABI) have on a child’s brain. The Child Brain Injury Trust is now the UK’s leading charity that provides emotional and practical support, information and learning opportunities for an injured child’s family.
ABI can occur during road collisions, being assaulted, head injury etc. and can result in cognitive, physical, emotional, or behavioural impairments which potentially lead to permanent changes in functioning. This shows how vital an early diagnosis is, and how important it is for the charity to act.
Their work stretches across the UK, helping around 5,000 people each year with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who commit their expertise, time and energy towards their vision of a future where all young people with an acquired brain injury get a swift diagnosis, and receive the support they need so that they can reach their full potential.