Useful links

APIL

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a not-for-profit campaign organisation of lawyers (mainly solicitors, barristers and legal executives) working to develop expertise in the practise of personal injury law, for the benefit of injured people.

BABICM

The British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM) works to develop an ethical and professional structure for the discipline of case mangement, to encourage high standards in training and to promote communication amongst its members for the continued growth, experience and reputation of case management.

BISWG

The Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) is a membership organisation for social workers and other medical, legal and health professionals who work in the field of brain injury.

BRAKE

Brake is a UK charity that supports the victims of road traffic accidents and campaigns against dangerous driving practices.

CARF

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit organisation that provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health service providers.

CBIT

The Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) supports children, young people and their families who have been affected by brain injury, to help them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.

CQC

The Care Quality Commision (CQC) is the independent regulatory body for care services in England. They inspect hospitals, care homes and all other care services to make sure they provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and to help service users make better decisions about the care they receive.

EDCM

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is the national campaign fighting for rights and justice for disabled children, run by four national organisations working with disabled children and their families - Contact a Family, the Council for Disabled Children, Mencap and the Special Educational Consortium.

Headway

Headway is a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK. It provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

HCPC

The Health and Care Professions Council is the regulator of health and care professionals in the UK (with the exception of social workers in Scotland - for this see the SSSC).

NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

SIA

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), is a user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people. Their mission is to support all those affected by SCI by advising, educating and campaigning on their behalf.

Scottish Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate, also known as Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS), is the independent regulator of social care and social work services across Scotland.

SSSC

The Scottish Social Services Council is responsible for registering people who work in social services in Scotland and regulating their education and training.

UKABIF

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) is a membership organisation and charity which aims to promote the understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury.