Date: 13 Sep 2023

Annual Child Brain Injury Event

Venue: Milton Keynes


Event Notes:

The annual child brain injury day returns to Milton Keynes on 13 September 2023.

This event is designed for catastrophic injury lawyers, case managers and therapists who support children with brain injuries. A diverse range of topics, accredited by APIL Training will be included.


Returning to mainstream education

Dr Emily Bennett, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

A return to mainstream education is a significant point in a child or young persons recovery process. The return requires preparation, collaboration and co-ordination between student, parents, carers, HCPs and the school.

This session will be presented by Dr Emily Bennett, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. In addition to her clinical role, Emily collaborates with educational colleagues to support the development of provision for CYP with an ABI in education. She will be joined by Joanna Woodhouse who is a qualified teacher and SENCO who has worked on the successful rehabilitation of children and young people with complex brain injury to mainstream secondary educational settings. In 2019, Joanna’s own daughter sustained a brain injury following an accident and this gives her a unique insight into the impact of brain injury on both young people and their families.

Avoiding the pitfalls and achieving the best result in child brain injury claims

Christopher Sharp KC and Ben Handy from St John’s Chambers

A legal refresher on how best to run a child BI claim, what to watch out for, how to maximise settlement and when it is safe to settle.

This session will be presented by Christopher Sharp KC and Ben Handy from St John’s Chambers. Christopher is one of the leading personal injury and clinical negligence silks, the majority of his work involves catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases that often contain complex medical causation and long-term care plan issues. Ben is an experienced personal injury barrister specialising in high value litigation involving life-changing injuries. His particular specialism includes serious road traffic collisions including vulnerable road users such as children, pedestrians and cyclists.

Paediatric case management

An insight into the differences between children and adults and the issues faced including family issues, safeguarding, transitioning and child therapies.

This session will be presented by Naomi Griffiths, a case manager at Integrated Case Management who has over 12 years experience. She specialises in children and adults with catastrophic injuries. Naomi is a qualified OT who has worked for the NHS, specialist schools and private companies before moving into case management in 2011.

Paediatric neuropsychological interventions

An update on recent developments in the field of paediatric neuropsychology and what might be happening in the future.