Social care - The Children's Trust

Record details

Name of service
The Children's Trust
Commissioned by The London Borough of Sutton
Yes
Address
The Children's Trust
Tadworth Court,
Tadworth
KT20 5RU

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Contact
Michelle Baillie
Telephone
01737365000
email
enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk
website
http://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/
facebook
https://www.facebook.com/childrenstrust
twitter
https://twitter.com/childrens_trust
About the service
The Children's Trust services
Overview of the service
We are the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.

We work with children from across the UK, both from our specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country.

These include:
- Rehabilitation and support for children with acquired brain injury
- Expert nursing and medical care for children with multiple disabilities/complex health needs
- Special education for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex health needs.
Communication and interaction needs
Yes - Please contact for more information
Cognition and learning needs
Yes - Please contact for more information
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Yes - Please contact for more information
Sensory needs
Yes - Please contact for more information
Physical needs
Yes - Please contact for more information
Specific or complex health needs
Rehabilitation and other services for children and young people with acquired brain injury:
o Intensive residential rehabilitation programmes
o Community-based rehabilitation via our Brain Injury Community Team
o Family support via our Brain Injury Specialist service
o Information and advice for parents and other family members at our Brain Injury Hub website
Expert nursing and medical care for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs:
o Services for technology-dependent children (inc tracheostomy, ventilator, gastrostomy, enteral feeding etc).
o Short breaks
o Transitional care from hospital to home for technology-dependent children
o Palliative care
o Holiday camps for children with disabilities and complex health needs
Special education for children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex health needs:
o Residential and day education for children aged 3 upwards at The Children's Trust School

Our site is fully wheelchair accessible.
Categories of need
Complex health needs, Mild Learning Difficulty / Disability, Moderate Learning Difficulties/ Disability (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties/ Disability (SLD), Mild Speech and Language difficulty, Moderate Speech and Language difficulty, Severe Speech and Language difficulty, SpLD (Specific learning Difficulties), Mobility Disabilities, Communication needs (Speech, Language and Communication), Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Social, Mental and Emotional Health, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Personal Care Needs, Global Development Delay
Other needs
Brain Injury
Age ranges
0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16-18
Who we provide for
Mixed
Service availability
All year round
What we do
We are the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.
We work with children from across the UK, both from our specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country.
Rehabilitation and other services for children and young people with acquired brain injury:
o Intensive residential rehabilitation programmes
o Community-based rehabilitation via our Brain Injury Community Team
o Family support via our Brain Injury Specialist service
o Information and advice for parents and other family members at our Brain Injury Hub website
Expert nursing and medical care for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs:
o Services for technology-dependent children (inc tracheostomy, ventilator, gastrostomy, enteral feeding etc).
o Short breaks
o Transitional care from hospital to home for technology-dependent children
o Palliative care
o Holiday camps for children with disabilities and complex health needs
Special education for children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex health needs:
o Residential and day education for children aged 3 upwards at The Children's Trust School

Our site is fully wheelchair accessible.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes
Are there any taster sessions?
Yes
Do you need a support worker?
No
Can you take your support worker with you?
No
Does parent / carer have to stay?
No
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Yes
Can siblings attend?
Yes
Staff SEND skills
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.

We work closely with families, referrers, funders, and all community professionals to ensure continuity of care, and where appropriate, smooth transition to follow-on placements and/or a return home. For children accessing our brain injury rehabilitation services and/or transitional care, we work closely with community teams and provide training for teachers, nursing teams and therapists. Our Brain Injury Community Services also provide training and support for schools to help children with brain injury remain in education.

For more information about specific training please don’t hesitate to contact us as we’d be happy to discuss it further.
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Yes
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
Yes
Complaints procedure
Yes
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
Yes
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
Yes
Assessing child safety
All staff and volunteers are required to complete and pass DBS prior to commencement of employment or placement. Our services are regulated by Ofsted and CQC, and we have robust safeguarding and whistleblowing procedures to ensure the safety of the children and young people we work with.

Each child has their own assessment and tailored programmes/timetables which cater for their individual needs.

Safety is of paramount importance to us and ratios of staff to children are worked out in accordance with their needs. Our site is secure with all of our residential houses featuring keypad entry and all visitors must be supervised onsite. Whilst we encourage the children and young people to access play and leisure activities and the local community, this is fully-staffed and always with risk assessments having been carried out.
Referral routes
- Professional (Medical, nursing, allied health, social worker, educational)
- Parent referral
- Medicolegal referral

For more information contact us at enquires@thechildrenstrust.org.uk or call 01737365080
Deciding who can use the service
- We carry out individual assessments of each child if we feel a placement at The Children's Trust would be appropriate .
- Assessments are carried out by our multidisciplinary team in partnership with families and referrers.
Is there a charge for the service?
Yes
Payment methods
Care package from LA
Facilities
- Our facilities have hoist and tracking.
- Services are delivered in Tadworth, Surrey or in the child's local community.
Accessibility features
Wheelchair Access, Accessible toilets, Secure environment, Sensory adaptations (such as colour scheme), Sensory room or area, Time out / quiet area, Accessible changing area, Low stimulus environment, Soft play facility, Physical adaptations (such as hand rails), Accessible parking
Communication methods used
Signs and symbols, AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication), Makaton, PECS
Respite & Support
Respite & Short Breaks, Advocacy, Support and family members
Education and childcare
In school therapies, SEN Support, Schools, Colleges & Post 16, Transition
Leisure and play
Clubs & activities, Things to do, Holidays, Sport & fitness, Friendships & relationships
Preparation for adulthood
Getting involved, Independent living, Parents, siblings and Family carers
Communicating with parents and carers
Families are fully involved at their child's placement at The Children's Trust and are invited to attend regular meetings. Their feedback is welcomed. the progress of children is documented and openly shared with parents and carers. For more information contact enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk
Is the service fully accessible?
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.
Ensuring inclusion
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.