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The Child Refugee - exploring the welfare needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

13 April 2016

The RCPCH is holding a one-day conference on 24th May for anyone with an interest in how agencies can work together to support unaccompanied, asylum-seeking children.

The event features a knowledge-sharing, discussion-based format to encourage integrated working between professionals who have contact with child refugees. It is especially suited for those working in the health sector, education, social care, the legal system, the public sector, the voluntary sector, and other government agencies.

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New drugs to become available for the treatment of JIA in children

5 April 2016

In December 2015, NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved the use of four medications for children with particular forms of arthritis known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Once a medicine is approved by NICE, it should become available to patients within 3 months.

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"As a parent/carer you want to be confident you’re doing it correctly with accurate information and not putting your child at risk."
Leanne Cooper