Burnetts MNSI team is again supporting GloWeek, a road safety awareness week organised by the Child Brain Injury Trust, taking place from 26th – 30th October.
The event, which is happening virtually this year due to the pandemic, takes place after the clocks go back, and aims to raise awareness as we go into the winter months to ensure children can ‘Be Seen, Not Hurt’.
The event encourages everybody to get involved by submitting a photo of themselves, or their colleagues, in their brightest outfits.
The charity asks for a minimum donation of £5 to participate per person or £20 per group, and all money goes towards supporting families affected by traumatic brain injury.
Photographs can to be sent to Amelia Larard at Child Brain Injury Trust by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a prize awarded to the best dressed and the GloWall will showcase pictures of everybody that has participated. If sharing on social media please use #GloWeek2020
The Child Brain Injury Trust provides helpful information across their full website and has GloWeek e-learning safety sessions available for anybody to watch. www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk/campaigns/gloweek/.
About the Child Brain Injury Trust
The Child Brain Injury Trust was established in 1991 by a group of health professionals to research and provide information regarding the effects of a traumatic brain injury on a child’s developing brain.
It is the leading voluntary sector organisation providing emotional and practical support, information and learning opportunities for families and professionals affected by childhood acquired brain injury that they would otherwise not receive.
The charity’s vision is a future where all children and young people with an acquired brain injury are diagnosed promptly and receive the support they need to ensure they reach their full potential and have the best quality of life as possible.
Further information about their services and resources can be found here.
What is an Acquired Brain Injury and how can it affect children?
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain which has occurred following birth. It includes Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), such as those caused by trauma for example from a road traffic collision, fall or assault, and non-Traumatic Brain Injuries related to other medical conditions including encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, substance abuse, brain tumour and oxygen deprivation resulting from a cardiac arrest or other causes.
The impact of a brain injury is extensive and can change almost every aspect of family life in one way or another and affects every person connected with the child involved including parents, siblings, friends and other extended family members.
Children with acquired brain injury can feel as though their lives have been turned upside down with no tangible explanation. It is difficult for children to no longer be seen as who they are but only for their disabilities stemming from the acquired brain injury.
Parents must suddenly become experts regarding their children’s health and also have to work through a plethora of new information whilst managing family affairs and dealing with their own thoughts and feelings.
The Child Brain Injury Trust often enters family lives at a time of great trauma and tragedy. The Child Brain Injury Trust does everything they can to support entire families, children all whilst raising awareness to acquired brain injury in children.
How Burnetts Can Help
There are many possible causes of brain injuries in children such as a difficult birth, a fall, a blow to the head, a stroke or a brain infection. In these instances, a sufferer may pursue a civil legal action due to the criminal act, negligence or medical negligence of another.
Our specialist Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team works collaboratively alongside the best accredited experts and barristers in this field. Burnetts is committed to providing high quality, accessible legal advice, whilst always ensuring clients’ expectations and aims are met with a grounded, accessible and professional service.
If the claim is on behalf of a protected party then our Court of Protection team will also be on hand to assist with the administration of compensation and navigating you through the entire deputyship process.
If you would like to speak to someone within our MNSI team to discuss whether you may have a serious injury or clinical negligence claim then please contact our office on 01228 552222.