CHIP (Children in the Highlands Information Point)

Provide information, advice and support to families who have a child with additional needs and to the professionals that work with them

Services provided:

CHIP provides up to date, accurate information support and advice to families and carers of children and young people with additional support needs, and to the professionals working with them.  The service is free and confidential.

CHIP holds general information on syndromes and conditions, benefits, education, funding sources, specialist equipment, holidays and much more. 

They also provide:

  • A library service
  • Produce a range of leaflets and four information packs (basic Parent Information Pack, Autism, ADHD and Transition).
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Run training events for families and professionals and regularly provide information stands at various events throughout Highland.

In conjunction with The Highland Council, CHIP has updated its guide on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 to include the 2009 amendments to the Act.  The organisation also provides free seminars on this subject.  CHIP also provides and advice on the Act and how it impacts on the child’s education  They also support families to prepare for school meetings and staff can, if required, attend these meetings with the family to act as an objective recorder, ensuring that the process is clearly understood.

Additional information:

Another office is situated at:-
The Pines
Drummond Road
Inverness IV2 4NZ

Tel: 01463 720 054 (advisable to phone first).


Birnie Development Centre
Raigmore Hospital

Phone: 01463 711 189

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