If you are visiting this site you are likely to be the parent or carer of a child who has a diagnosis of arthritis. We hope you will find this site of benefit. Arthritis affects a large proportion of the population at some stage in their lives, however it is commonly associated with the older generation. But arthritis can and does affect children too – in this case it comes under the umbrella term Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
No one can prepare you as a parent for when such a diagnosis is made. Because arthritis in children is so rare, many parents feel a degree of isolation and loneliness when trying to deal with the condition, its effects and treatments. SNAC is a charitable organisation which has been set up by parents to support and help families of children affected by arthritis. Our work is supported by the Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Clinical Network, Doctors and Allied Health Professionals throughout Scotland working with children with arthritis.
If you feel you would benefit from contact with us, please get in touch. You will find details of our local area contacts throughout Scotland and our main phone number on our contact page. We are happy to help in any way we can, so please get in touch. If you would like to register with SNAC to receive information about events such our Parent Support Day or the Family Residential Weekend then please contact the SNAC secretary.
The site contains some basic information about Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and its treatments and there are links to other useful sites. We are always trying to improve our service so feedback about the site and other issues is always welcome.
Our patrons are Dr Joyce Davidson FRCPCH (Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) and Duncan Bannatyne.
Upcoming SNAC events
Glasgow Softplay Event – Sunday 9th June
Dundee Climbing Event – Saturday 1st June
Arbroath Softplay Event – Saturday 18th May
Crieff Family Weekend 2013
Lots of positive feedback from our fourth annual family weekend at Crieff Hydro in April.Find out more »