CHIP - Children with Imprisoned Parents

What is CHIP?

CHIP is a NIACRO service that provides support to children aged 0-18, who have a parent or sibling currently in prison across Northern Ireland.

What does CHIP offer?

CHIP can offer various types of support including:

  • 1-1 Strengths based service tailored to each child’s individual needs 
  • Help to ensure positive engagement between children visiting custody and the person in prison
  • Be an on-going point of contact for families, particularly during key stages in the imprisonment (committal, sentencing, transferring prisons, preparing for parole/release).
  • Referrals on to other support services
  • Support to contribute to the personal development plan of the person in prison.
  • Help to encourage prison staff to have a more family focused approach  & understand the needs of children and families.

How can I access the service?

You can contact the CHIP project via email or call 02890320157