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The Children's Trust

We are the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.


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 to contact

Contact Name
Placements and Commissioning Team
01737 365080

Where to go

The Children's Trust
Tadworth Court
KT20 5RU

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Open 24/7, all year round
Time of day

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Our site is fully wheelchair accessible.
Cater for special dietary requirements
Additional dietary information
Please contact us if you have specific dietary requirements.
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Medical Needs or long term illness
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Cerebral Palsy
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Culture/ethnicities accommodated
Additional culture/ethnicity information
Please contact us for more information regarding other cultures.

Other Details

Referral required
Referral Details

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.

Age Range
0 years to 18 years
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Musical Instruments
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Short Breaks
  • Sensory Room
  • Garden
  • Catering facilities
  • Outdoor play/equipment

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 ages 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 parental 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.

Local Offer

Contact Name
Placements and Commissioning Team
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

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.

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Waiting list details 

Subject to service, please contact us for more information.

Staffing arrangements 
Staffing levels varied according to need
Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

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.

Communicating with service users details 

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. This ensures they are involved in their programmes and can make choices and make their opinions/feelings known, even if they’re unable to speak verbally. 

Families are fully involved at their child's placement at The Children's Trust and are invited to attend regular meetings and their feedback is welcomed. The progress of children is documented and openly shared with parents and carers. 

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brain injury, rehabilitation, neurodisability
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