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

            

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
Friday, October 19th 2018

Pines Information Session

 The next Pines Information Session is Supporting Pre-Verbal Communication. It's open to parents/carers who have a child with autism or who are going through the diagnostic process. Professionals are also welcome but must book through the Pines, details on the poster below. It's on Thur... Full Story...
Thursday, October 18th 2018

Iain Nisbet talk on children's rights

 From 12:30-13:30 Iain will be speaking about the new children’s educational rights, and the support service My Rights, My Say which has been set up to help children aged 12-15 make use of these rights. He will also be covering the Equality Act 2010 and how it applies to disabled pupils a... Full Story...
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  • Registered Office: Birnie Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ Scotland
  • Tel: 01463711189
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Scottish Charity Register - SC024835CHIP+ is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), SC024835, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)