Who Do We Work With?

Families
Worrying that your child is not developing as he or she should, or receiving a diagnosis that your child has a medical condition, are stressful, anxious and often lonely experiences. But the worrying does not stop at diagnosis: living with a child who has additional needs throws up all kinds of questions – for you, your other children, wider family and friends, the school, the groups your child attends-and of course for the child him/herself. Different ages and stages will bring up additional or different situations where helpful information can be hard to find.

Families in Highland often have additional hurdles to overcome because of isolation and lack of local resources and groups. CHIP works with families throughout the whole area and provides both information and outreach events to smaller communities throughout the region.

Our work is not limited to families where a child or young person has a particular disability. Any child who requires additional support to fulfil their potential – because of family circumstances, emotional distress for whatever reason, behaviour issues or their own caring responsibilities - falls within our remit.

Professionals
CHIP also works with professionals, largely from Health, Education and Social Work, but anyone working with children and young people with additional support needs is welcome to contact us to access a helpful and prompt information service, or to keep up to date with what is happening by signing on for our free newsletter.

Monthly induction sessions on the work of CHIP are held for any interested professionals. Contact info@chipplus.org.uk for future induction dates.

News Headlines
Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Pines Drop-ins

 The next Pines drop-in is on Thursday, 1st November from 10am until 12.30pm. The subject is Information Session “Supporting Pre-verbal Communication” with Shona MacPherson (Speech & Language Therapy).  Parents/Carers no need to book! Professionals please book by em... Full Story...
Thursday, October 25th 2018

Right to Advocacy Service

 The Social Security (Scotland) Act requires the Scottish Government to make advocacy support available to people with a disability who need help with the Scottish social security system.They must also set out independent standards for services providing this social security advocacy suppo... Full Story...
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