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
Thursday, March 22nd 2018

Digital Skills for Families

Highlife Highland are running a two part short course for parenting in a digital world using "Positive Parenting" techniques. The course will help parents learn strategies & skills to support your child's safe use of digital media at home as well as strategies for screen time and m... Full Story...
Wednesday, March 21st 2018

New Payment Card for SDS Option 1

The new payment card for those in receipt of SDS Option 1 will start to be rolled out across Highland from 1st March. It's like a bank or debit card and will be loaded with the agreed amount for the Direct Payment budget every 4 weeks. The issue of the card will mean that there will be no need f... Full Story...
  • Registered Office: Birnie Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ Scotland
  • Tel: 01463711189
  • Email:

Scottish Charity Register - SC024835CHIP+ is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), SC024835, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)