Helping Children and Young People with an Acquired Brain Injury – Information for the Education System

The team at P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery recently met up with Chloe Hayward, Executive Director at UKABIF. We discussed the fantastic resources they have available to support children and young people with an Acquired Brain Injury in the education system.

Our founder, Paul is currently working in schools across Hull, East Riding and Lincolnshire, aiming to prevent violence and raise awareness of acquired brain injury. Chloe contacted him to help raise awareness of the resources that UKABIF have available to support schools. We are happy to support UKABIF’s mission to make professionals aware of the information that’s available to them. Paul will be distributing these posters during his visits to schools. This blog contains all the information and links to these resources.

Statement from UKABIF

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum has a special interest group – The National Acquired Brain Injury in Learning and Education Syndicate (N-ABLES), which focuses on improving knowledge and training about acquired brain injury (ABI) in the education system.

Most children and young people with an Acquired Brain Injury will return to mainstream education. The return to education (RtE) is a significant part of the child/young person’s (CYP) recovery process, and schools play a crucial role in rehabilitation and helping them to achieve positive outcomes. The return requires preparation, collaboration and careful coordination involving the student, their parents/carers, health and school professionals.

Our publication, ABI Return – Children and Young People with Acquired Brain Injury – guiding their return to education is for professionals involved in helping children and young people with an Acquired Brain Injury prepare for, and achieve, a successful return to education and to help progress their recovery.

Preparing an individualised plan and implementing adaptations will help to provide an appropriate teaching and classroom environment. This will enable the student to continue to make progress in their recovery, and to thrive personally, socially and academically.

Please click on the links below to download the poster and booklet and feel free to share with clinical and education colleagues.

N-ABLES has put together some guidance for parents and teachers of children who have incurred a concussion. This includes concussion resulting from any cause including sports-related concussion.

The guidance is easy to follow and can be downloaded and printed.

We have also produced a template letter which schools can send to parents requesting that they inform the school if their child has sustained a concussion. We would really like all schools to consider sending this letter to all parents.

It is really important that information is shared between home, school and medical practitioners, whilst recovery takes place.

If you would like more information about the services provided by P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery, the talks that can be provided in schools or the resources available from UKABIF then please contact us at –