Quality is important to us and quality assurance standards are an integral part of the design and implementation of our our projects and services. We utilise Prince2 Project Management techniques to ensure our approach is consistent and that we meet professional and internationally recognised quality standards in the development and delivery of our products, projects and services.
Additionally quality is embedded within the organisation as stated in our Values which form the basis of our Code of Conduct for all staff.
Whilst we are a small organisation all our operational activities have been developed in line with recommended best practice; such as those stated in the PQASSO Quality Standard Manual.
We have also achieved the Quality Mark under the Charity Excellence Framework which is shown at the bottom of the page. The Framework examines the following key areas of a charity: Strategy; Risk; Governance; People; Operations; Finance and Resources; Income Generation and Communications. This is a significant achievement for a small charity such as ours.
KEY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
MATRIX Neurological maintains a range of organisational policies to ensure we meet all our legal responsibilities. These clearly set out key policy aspects including current legislation, how they are implemented and managed and when they are due for review.
Our policies are reviewed on a regular basis as designated in the policy to ensure we remain compliant and operate within current legal frameworks. We are also part of a number of important Networks to ensure we remain up-to-date with current best practice. i.e. The Safe Network with regards to Safeguarding Issues.
All our designated staff are trained Core Level 3 of the Tees-wide Safeguarding Procedures and undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
In line with the organisations quality management system, MATRIX Neurological has all appropriate insurances in place including;
"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"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
"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."
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for 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."