The objective of the charity is to provide a national support network for children with arthritis and their families through the provision of factual, practical and emotional support. It aims to pull together the wider community of affected families in Scotland as well as raise public awareness of childhood arthritis.
The charity runs events throughout Scotland for families affected by JIA. These include a variety of activity based local events, an annual parent/carer education day and residential weekends for families. It also has a closed facebook group for parents/carers.
This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of SNAC, including the board of trustees, the committee, volunteers, activity leaders and professional staff helping with events.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in Scotland. These include:
A summary of the key legislation is available from the NSPCC.
This policy statement should be read alongside our organisational policies, procedures, guidance and other related documents including:
SNAC Trustee/Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Dr Joyce Davidson
0808 800 50