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Irwin Mitchell and Sheffield Children's Hospital deliver a four-part webinar spinal cord injury series

by Stacy Clements, Associate Solicitor, and Katie Moult, Solicitor, in our National Serious Injury Team

Irwin Mitchell and Sheffield Children’s Hospital have teamed up to deliver a four part webinar focusing on spinal cord injuries (SCI) suffered by children.

Sessions aimed at professionals and families

The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Webinars have been split into four separate topics for professionals, family and friends to attend and learn from. The initial session provided an introduction into spinal cord injuries, including the potential causes and symptoms of the injuries, as well as an introduction into the rehabilitation on offer. 

The second session moved onto inpatient nursing care, rehabilitation and practical advice concerning position and movement. 

The third session discussed the discharge process and life as an outpatient. Feedback from participants attending the first three sessions has been overwhelmingly positive, and there is a keen interest for further sessions on such a specialist topic.

Life after a spinal cord injury

We now are delighted to bring you the fourth and final instalment of the Spinal Cord Injury Webinars, discussing life after spinal cord injuries, ongoing rehabilitation, the role of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in schools for disabled children and the support available in respect of these, as well as the role of a personal injury claim within this context. 

Rosie Mayes, a client of Irwin Mitchell, has agreed to attend the webinar and provide an insight into her own lived experiences of life after SCI, including her attendance at university, music events, holidays and travel, as well as creating her own home and developing her independence. This session will also be attended by the spinal cord injury charity, Back Up Trust, to advise on the role they can play in supporting children following such life changing injuries.

There will be interactive Q&A sessions to get involved with as well as case studies to illustrate the fantastic support networks which are out there and to allow the audience to ask our experts any questions they may have.

The session is due to be delivered via Microsoft Teams on 5 October running from 9.30am until 1pm, with scheduled breaks build into the schedule of the webinar. The link to access and join the webinar will be available very soon and we would like to see as many of you as possible there.

Sheffield Children's Hospital supporting sessions

Sheffield Children’s Hospital Leah Lockhart has been working tirelessly to deliver this webinar to its full potential.

She said: "This webinar has been designed with patients, family and friends and medical professionals in mind. Thankfully, a spinal cord injury in children is not common, but these study sessions have been created to provide insight and understanding of life after a spinal cord injury, as well as practical advice in respect of the rehabilitation and support which is available for those who need it."

How to book a place

If you have any questions at all in respect of the webinars or any of the topics touched upon, please do not hesitate to contact Stacy Clements by emailing Otherwise, please do keep an eye open for the webinar link coming soon and we look forward to seeing you there.

Find out more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in helping people following spinal injuries at our dedicated spinal cord injury section.

This webinar has been designed with patients, family and friends and medical professionals in mind”