Help & Advice

If you are concerned about a child or young person it is important to speak to a professional as soon as possible. This might be a Head Teacher, Health Visitor, Youth Worker etc for advice and support. They will know how to respond to concerns about a child’s wellbeing and should advise you of the next steps.

If you are concerned that a child may be at risk of harm from abuse or neglect then please contact one of our Family Teams in the Care and Learning Service. If you are worried that a child is at immediate risk of harm then phone the Police without delay.

Highland Council Care and Learning Service – Family Teams (including Child Protection)

The Family Teams are made up of Health and Social Care Practitioners with experience of Child Protection. Each team is supported by Practice Leads with responsibilities for Care & Protection (Child Protection), School Years and Early Years.

AreaAssociated School Group*Contact Details
Inverness WestCharleston Academy
Glenurquhart High School
Inverness High School
01463 644889
Inverness East & NairnCulloden Academy
Nairn Academy
01667 422880
Inverness Central
Badenoch and Strathspey
Inverness Royal Academy
Millburn Academy
Kingussie High School
Grantown Grammar School
01463 702999
LochaberArdnamurchan High
Lochaber High School
Kilchuimen Academy
Kinlochleven High
Mallaig High School
01349 781410
Skye & LochalshPlockton High School
Portree High School
Gairloch High School
Ullapool High School
01478 612943
East Ross-shire Alness Academy
Invergordon Academy
Tain Royal Academy
01349 886909
Mid and West Ross-shireFortrose Academy
Dingwall Academy
01349 868700
CaithnessWick High School
Thurso High School
01955 608123
SutherlandGolspie High School
Farr High School
Kinlochbervie High
Dornoch Academy
01408 635360

*Also covers all nurseries/primary schools in the catchment areas of secondary schools listed.

Emergency Out of Hours Service: 08457 697284

For Care and Learning Staff – Education

Education Child Protection Advisor – Eliz MacIntosh: 07917596598

For High Life Highland

Head of Development – James Martin: 01463 663800 (Head Office)

Contact Details for Child Protection Advisors (Health)

Name/Job RoleAddressContact Details
Gillian Pincock
Lead Nurse for Child Protection
Family Resource Centre, Limetree Avenue, Inverness
Mobile: 07990 776805
Nancy Healy
Learning and Development Co-ordinator
Child Protection Advisor (Health)
Room 4, Family Resource Centre, Limetree Avenue, Inverness
Tel: 01463 644466
Mobile: 07775 016980
Lindy Gow (Admin)Room 7, Family Resource Centre, Limetree Avenue, Inverness IV3 5RHTel: 01463 644476

South Highland

Name/AreaAddressContact Details
Pam Tosh
Raigmore Hospital & Campus
Room 12, Morven House Raigmore Hospital,
Tel: 01463 705828
Mobile: 07748 703855
Lee Parkes (Thu & Fri)
Inverness East & Nairnshire

Any other CPA Mon-Wed
Room 12, Morven House Raigmore Hospital,
Mobile: 07917 172683
George Sneddon
Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey
Room 12, Morven House Raigmore Hospital,
Tel: 01463 701378
Mobile: 07771 944986

North Highland

Name/AreaAddressContact Details
Susan Bell
Caithness & Sutherland
Caithness House
Market Place, Wick
Mobile: 07795 238902

West Highland

Name/AreaAddressContact Details
Nancy Healy
Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross & Assynt

Gillian Pincock
Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross & Assynt
Lochalsh Healthcare Centre
Station Road,
Kyle, IV40 8AE
Mobile: 07775 016980

Mobile: 07990 776805
Pam Tosh (Mon-Thu)

George Sneddon
Lochaber (HV’s +School Nurses)
Room 12, Morven House
Raigmore Hospital
Inverness, IV2 3UJ
Mobile: 07748 703855

Tel: 01463 701378
Mobile: 07771 944986

Mid Highland

Name/AreaAddressContact Details
Kathryn Taylor (Mon+Tue)
Mid District

Any other CPA (Wed-Fri)
Mid District
4 Fodderty Way, Dingwall,
IV15 9XB
Mobile: 07990 794534