Useful Links to International JIA Charities

International Charities that support children with JIA

  • Arthritis Kids South Africa

Arthritis Kids South Africa (AKSA) is the first patient advocacy and family support group in South Africa to focus exclusively on the rights and needs of children with (JIA).

  • SNAC – Scottish network for arthritis in children

The aim of SNAC 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 children in Scotland as well as raise public awareness of childhood arthritis.

  • iCAN – Irish Children’s Arthritis Network

iCAN is a volunteer-run network based in Ireland providing support, information and advocating for best care for those affected by Juvenile Arthritis. They are working towards making things better for kids with Arthritis in Ireland.

  • JIA at NRAS – JIA at National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

JIA at NRAS is a part of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) in the UK. They aim to provide information and support for people affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), their families, friends and carers, as well as health professionals.

  • JAR (Juvenile Arthritis Research)

JAR is a charity in the United Kingdom that is making a difference to the lives of those affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).


  • Versus Arthritis

Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research have joined forces so they can achieve more for people with arthritis. They are now Versus Arthritis. There is a young people section on the Versus Arthritis website. They run events and activities throughout the UK for young people and their families.

  • CCAA – Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association

CCAA is a charity supporting children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in England and Wales. The charity is run by a group of volunteers who have been affected by the condition through personal experiences. Everyone who is involved in the charity has been affected by JIA in one way or another, either as parents, siblings or young people with JIA themselves.