our vision and mission

Our vision is a childhood unlimited by inflammatory bowel disease

Our mission is to lead research into better treatments, to support children and families with relevant information and advice, to work with health professionals to improve care, and to give children a voice to increase public understanding of Crohn's and colitis.

Our ten year goals to give us as good as a cure:

  1. advances due to research mean children are given more personalised treatments, with limited side effects
  2. all children and families get the information they need, when they need it, and in the format that works for them
  3. all children with IBD and their families know where to turn for support and get help straight away
  4. the needs of children with IBD are always understood and supported, in healthcare, education and society

Watch our Chair, Graham Lee, discuss improvements in support over the 45 years since CICRA began.