Welcome to the CHIP website

CHIP (Children in the Highlands Information Point) offers information, support and advice to the families and carers of children and young people with additional support needs, and to professionals who work with them. Based in Inverness, CHIP offers a friendly, free and confidential service throughout Highland region.

CHIP is a registered charity and has four staff and a team of Directors who represent parent/carers and representatives of partner organisations.

Our Vision & Mission Statement

People in Highland receive the information and support they need to enable every child and young person to feel valued and realise their potential.

We will achieve our Vision by:

  • Working both with and for Highland carers of children and young people facing challenges;
  • Providing reliable, free and confidential information to young people, families and professionals;
  • Offering advice and support, both emotional and practical, to young people and families when needed;
  • Sharing and disseminating relevant information with young people, families, professionals and policy makers.

Opening Hours:

Day Morning Hours Afternoon Hours
Monday - Thursday 9.30am  - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday Closed 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday - Thursday 9.30am  - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Friday 9.30am  - 12.30pm Closed
Saturday - Sunday Closed Closed

The CHIP office will be closed on Friday, 30th March & Monday, 2nd April for Easter.


We can be contacted by phone, email, post, the 'contact us' page on the website, or alternatively by dropping into our office located at: The Birnie Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, IV2 3UJ.     Click on the link for directions on Google Maps  

News Headlines
Tuesday, March 20th 2018

The Pines drop-in

The next Pines drop-in is onThursday, 22nd March from 10am till 12.30pm. The topic is Help! My child won't go to school  which will be a group discussion led by CHIP & the NAS, looking at reasons for refusal and discussing strategies. You can see the poster here.     &... Full Story...
Wednesday, March 14th 2018

HOSS Thurso Drop-in

Highland One Stop Shop are holding a drop-in in Thurso for adults (16+) with autism on Monday, 19th March between 5.30-7.30pm. Activities, one-to-one appointments, advice about a diagnosis or information on volunteering are all available.  Full details are on the Poster. Full Story...
  • Registered Office: Birnie Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ Scotland
  • Tel: 01463711189
  • Email:

Scottish Charity Register - SC024835 Scottish Charity number SC024835. Chip+ is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in Scotland No. 2416335. Registered Ofice: 28 Queensgate, Inverness IV1 1YN