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The Children's Trust – Specialist Neurorehabilitation
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We are the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people aged 0-18, with acquired brain injury, neurodisability, and complex health needs. It is our ambition that all children with brain injury and neurodisability have the opportunity to live their best life possible.

Specialist Rehabilitation Services

Our national specialist centre located south of London, in Tadworth, Surrey (junction 8 M25), is the largest of its kind in the UK. As one of the only paediatric facilities outside of an acute hospital setting that can provide the most complex rehabilitation in the UK, our neurorehabilitation packages support children and young people aged 0-18 through a range of therapies, education and play to help them make the best possible return to everyday life.

Each rehabilitation programme is tailored to the individual child’s needs, incorporating lots of different therapies delivered by a multidisciplinary team including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and play and music therapy.

We assess each child individually and are able to work with children with a variety of complex neurological conditions and health needs including (but not limited to):

  • acquired brain injury
  • tracheostomy/long-term ventilation
  • spinal injury
  • cerebral palsy
  • stroke
  • global development delay
  • movement disorders
  • neurogenetic disorders
  • dysphagia
  • neurometabolic disorders
  • disorders of consciousness (e.g. minimally conscious)
  • profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • complex health needs.

With services delivered in conjunction with partners such as NHS England and other funding bodies including local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, we are the only paediatric neurorehabilitation provider with a national specialised commissioning contract to deliver brain injury rehabilitation for children with the most complex needs on behalf of NHS England. This means that funding flows automatically for children who meet the criteria. Where NHS England doesn’t fund placements, we have a dedicated team who liaise with a variety of different local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), as well as private funders including international embassies and health insurance companies to pursue funding for each placement. In addition, we raise in excess of £8 million a year to support the delivery of our services through fundraising activities.

Thanks to the on-going generosity of The Children’s Trust’s supporters, our 24-acre national specialist centre features a modern rehabilitation centre, aquatics therapy pool, gym, specially adapted equipment, soft play and sensory areas, and on-site accommodation for parents (subject to availability) meaning they can remain close to their child during their stay with us.

Who to contact

Contact name
The Placements and Commissioning Team
01737 365080
01737 365000

Where to go

The Children's Trust
Tadworth Court
KT20 5RU

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. There is also onsite parking.

Time / date details

When is it on?
Open 24/7
Time of day

Other details


The Children’s Trust is funded by NHS England via National Specialist Commissioning, via CCGs or through private placements.


Age ranges
From 0 years to 18 years
Referral required
Referral details

We have a dedicated Placements 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.

Inclusion details

How we make our service inclusive

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.

Staff SEND experience

All of our staff are required to have the skills and qualifications required for their role. For more specific information please contact our placements and commissioning team on 01737 365080 or email

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

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

Support at key transition points

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.

Other local or national support

We provide expert community-based support for children with acquired brain injury and online support for families via our Brain Injury Hub website. Our Brain Injury Hub website offers objective advice and support and provides a platform where parents and families can share their experience with brain injury and learn of others who may be in a similar situation.

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

If you would like to make a complaint please contact If you would like to take your complaint further, please contact The Care Quality Commission on 03000616161 or Ofsted at or on 03001234234

Last updated: 10/02/2020

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