Children and young people

Worried about getting back to education after the Covid-19 disruption? Read our new resource about returning to school with a spinal cord injury. 

Back Up is the only charity in the UK that has dedicated services for children and young people with a spinal cord injury.

We know that life with a spinal cord injury can be hard. We are here to make things that bit easier by providing the opportunity for you to meet other young people who understand, to learn new skills that help with confidence and independence, and to have a lot of fun!

Watch Kamari’s story to find out more about how we can help you:


Want to watch more videos?

We support children and young people of all ages. Watch some of our videos to learn more about what we do:

Words that children and young people use to describe Back Up:

Back Up is to me…

Bethany, aged 13
"It’s unique as it’s the only charity for under 18s with spinal cord injury" Bethany, aged 13
Maisie, 15
"It helps you make new friends. It is there for the serious times and the fun ones." Maisie, 15
Harkaran, 15
"It adapts to your needs and what you want, not what they want." Harkaran, 15


To learn more about our services for children and young people with a spinal cord injury, please visit our other pages in this section or email our U18s Services Manager Ella.

You can also call her on 020 8875 1805.

Supported by

BBK sponsor our wheelchair skills training for under 18s.