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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 (

We run the UK's largest paediatric residential rehabilitation service for children with brain injury. Each child has an individual programme of therapy, education and care. It is funded by NHS England via National Specialist Commissioning or via CCGs.


  • The Children’s Trust School is non-maintained for children aged 3 upwards with learning difficulties. We combine education, therapy, care and medical cover to cater for children with complex medical needs, degenerative conditions and sensory impairments.

  • Our residential short breaks offer flexible and nurse-led care for children and young people between the ages of 0 to 18. We also offer holiday schemes and Saturday clubs for children from Surrey with complex needs.

  • We provide a nurse-led service for children who are technology-dependent. This includes children: who have a complex tracheostomy; require artificial ventilation; fed via parenteral nutrition; need central line management/ intravenous medication.

  • Our Brain Injury Community Team supports children and young people in challenges around cognition, communication / behaviour and gives them the best opportunity to succeed in school. The team works closely with the child’s family, school / local agencies.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Placements and Commissioning Team
Contact Position
Placements and Commissioning Team

Where to go

The Children's Trust
The Children's Trust
Tadworth Court
KT20 5RU

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
Open 24/7 all year round

Other Details


Referral required
Professional Referral
Other notes



Specific age range
0 - 19 Years
Local Offer

Local Offer


Our residential brain injury rehabilitation service caters for children aged 0-19 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 19 who are medically stable and able to use our facilities as part of their pathway as they prepare to return home.

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Each child/young person has their own individualised programme of education, therapy and support to help them reach their potential. We work in partnership with families throughout a child’s time at The Children’s Trust, for example involving them in goal setting. For children and young people accessing our brain injury rehabilitation service, we help them regain and relearn lost skills, where possible, equipping them and their families with interventions and the confidence to return home.

Specialist Facilities

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. 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. 

Training details

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.

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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