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.

Rehabilitation Service

This is a partnership formed between the Child Brain Injury Trust and Bush & Company Rehabilitation - the two strongest brands in child brain injury and case management services. They operate a UK-wide service that provides an expert clinician that meets the needs of each individual and their families.

Injuries at all levels are assessed so they can achieve the right outcome for each child and the individual case manager will make sure that each child will be the very centre of each decision. Case management is a collaborative process that usually involves assessing the child with injury, and implementing the rehab programme alongside the right healthcare professionals. Ultimately these decisions ensure that each child or young person will grow up confidently and live a fulfilled life.

Impact of donations

£20 pays for a support worker to visit children in hospital

£50 enables a support worker to visit families in their home

£100 pays for one Give a Child a Chance Grant

Rewarding ways of giving back

Volunteering for the charity can be a fulfilling experience - find out first-hand how vital the charity’s work is. It’s also a great way to hone your professional skill set in a work environment, as well as a chance to make new friends. The charity asks that, if anyone is interested in volunteering, they commit to a few hours a week for a period of time. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for Child Brain Injury Trust, and more information can be found in the Get Involved section on their website.

Raising awareness for yourself and amongst the local community is always a great way to help the charity with its aims, and this rings particularly true to CBIT. By attending courses, parents can learn preventative measures to stop their children injuring themselves, understand diagnoses, and learn from case studies. There are many courses throughout the year, all of which can be found in their Events page on the website.


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