One day all children and young people living with acquired brain injuries, will be recognised, supported and able to access rehabilitation support that will maximise individual potential.
To provide high quality and fully integrated support services to brain injured children, young people and their families and carers to:
In 1995 the Nolan Committee produced its first report and recommended that all public bodies adopt codes of conduct incorporating those principles. These standards have been widely adopted across a range of sectors as they complement other work on codes and practices, including the Code of Good Governance. As such the Trustees of MATRIX Neurological have agreed to adhere to the Nolan Principles. These are:
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab centres. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."