Child Brain Injury Trust
Wolferstans are proud to be supporting Action for Brain Injury this week. One of the charities supporting this campaign is the Child Brain Injury Trust.
Every 30 minutes, a child or young person will acquire a brain injury. This could be the result of an accident, an illness such as meningitis or encephalitis, a poisoning, a stroke or a brain tumour. A brain injury has a devastating and life-long impact on the child and their whole family. Bones can mend and scars can heal but a brain injury stays with you for life and impacts on everything you think, feel and do. The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.
A brain injury has a devastating and life-long impact on the child and their whole family. Bones can mend and scars can heal but a brain injury stays with you for life and impacts on everything you think, feel and do. As the child develops, their support needs can change.
The Child Brain Injury trust has Regional Child and Family Support Co-ordinators who are able to provide support during each stage of development, working with a child, their family, teachers, educational specialists, health and social workers, psychologists, and a wide range of professionals to help demystify acquired brain injury in children, and implement appropriate support strategies.
Regional Child and Family Support Co-ordinators provide children, young people and families with the support that they need in order to live their lives to the full, within their local community.
The sort of support that families can expect includes:
- Practical and emotional support for children, young people and families in hospital and at home
- A national helpline offering support to children, young people and families across the UK
- Support for children and young people in education
- Social opportunities for children, young people and families
- Training and information for parents and carers
- Useful leaflets, booklets and other resources
- Informative website and Facebook page
- Small grants programme
Here at Wolferstans, Simon Parford has extensive experience of investigating Brain Injury Claims for children and adults, including a vast number of Cerebral Palsy Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosis and/or treating the following conditions;
- Intrapartum (during labour and delivery) hypoxia/asphyxia including cases of chronic partial asphyxia and near total asphyxia
- Kernicterus (jaundice)
- Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
- Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
- Cardiac problems (congenital heart defects)
- Infection (maternal and/or external)
- Meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia
- Group B StreptococcusFamily Small