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Quality

QUALITY ASSURANCE

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 as stated in the PQASSO Quality Standard Manual.  We have set ourselves an ambitious target to achieve PQASSO accreditation as soon as possible.

 

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.

 

INSURANCE COVER

In line with the organisation’s quality management system, MATRIX Neurological has all appropriate insurances in place including;

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Employers Liability Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Trustee Liability Insurance
  • Business Interruption Insurance
  • Public and Product Liability Insurance for Fundraising Events

"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."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"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."
Vicki Anderson; Australia
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
The Children's Trust; United Kingdom
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
Headway; United Kingdom
"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"
James Tonks; University of London
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
Caron Gan; Canada
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increased their learning disability; and had a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
Barbara O'Connell; Ireland
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA

OUR MISSION: To work to remove (health) inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

Council for Disabled Children Lottery Funded