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:
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"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"
"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"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."