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The Children's Trust – Specialist Neurorehabilitation

Hydrotherapy pool
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Dietary needs catered for
Toilet suitable for wheelchair users
Disabled parking available, restrictions may apply
Sensory Play Opportunities
On Site Parking
Outside Play Opportunities
Qualified first-aider on site
Sign language interpreter available by arrangement
Sensory room available
Sensory toy library available
A personal assistant can be arranged to give extra support for a child with additional needs
Suitable for children and young people with SEND
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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 the 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 work with commissioners and other parties to secure funding. In addition, we raised 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
Placements Team
 01737 365 080
 [email protected]
The Children's Trust Website

Where to go

The Children's Trust
Tadworth Court
KT20 5RU

The Children’s Trust provides provide rehabilitation, medical care, specialist education, community services and expert information through skilled teams who with children and young people, and their families, from across the UK.

Our key services include:

  • neurorehabilitation;
  • step-down medical and nursing care from hospital to home;
  • specialist education, therapy, health and care services;
  • specialist assessment and clinical support in the community;
  • short breaks (respite);
  • online information and support.

Our residential short breaks offer flexible, nurse-led care for children and young people between the ages of 0-18. The service is for those with complex disabilities and health needs, who may be vulnerable to acute changes in health which necessitate 24-hour care, and whose complex needs require care overseen by a nurse.

The Children’s Trust School is a non-maintained special school supporting children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs including neurodisability, complex medical needs and learning difficulties aged 2-19. We offer specialist education, health, therapy and care services through both day and residential placements, working in partnership with families and carers. Co-located in the beautiful 24-acre site of The Children’s Trust’s national specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey, we also offer a specialist nursery and parent and child support group.

In communities across the UK we provide specialist goal-orientated neurorehabilitation delivered in the child’s environment via our Brain Injury Community Service. Specialists from a range of clinical backgrounds, including members of the team based in four of the UK’s major trauma centres, work with the child and their family focusing on the needs which result from an acquired brain injury. These may be social, emotional, cognitive, communicative and behavioural needs. We provide a range of support centred around the child, including clinical screening, advice, and onward referral, as well as community-based neurorehabilitation and a long-term register.

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.

If you are a parent of a child with a brain injury, or are somebody involved in their care, our information service provides a variety of resources for children and young people, as well as their families, and professionals. If you’re looking for advice and support online, our

Brain Injury Hub ( provides clinically-approved information on every stage of acquired brain injury, from being in hospital to going home and returning to school. We are also proud to offer a series of award-winning books and resources aimed at children and their families, completely free of charge. Available to order for just the cost of postage and packaging, they provide advice and guidance to children and young people living with an acquired brain injury, their families, and those involved in their care.

Other Details


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 [email protected] Enquiries are accepted from parents and professionals.

Last Updated 11/05/2021

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