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CHICKS Charity - Family support services

What we do

CHICKS is a registered charity which provides FREE five day respite breaks for children aged between 8 and 15 years old who are living in difficult or deprived conditions and will not of had an opportunity to have another break in that year. We believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories. A CHICKS break inspires new confidence and gives children the chance to have fun, enjoy new experiences and relax. More than anything, it gives them the chance to just be children.

CHICKS currently has three retreats for respite breaks in the UK; two in the South West in Devon and Cornwall and one in Derbyshire. The retreats are set on grounds with converted barns full of trampolines, basketball nets, pool tables and table tennis, also within the house there is a music centre and arts and crafts area.

Who do we support

CHICKS provides respite breaks for children between the ages of 8 to 15 years. Children can be referred to CHICKS for a huge variety of reasons. They may be living in poverty, be young carers or be subject to neglect, bereavement, abuse, emotional distress or any other situation that causes the child to have a tough time at home.

Is there a charge to use this service?


Can anyone use this service?

In order to refer a child for a free CHICKS break, an online Break Referral Form will need to be completed and submitted by a professional who is working with the child or family. In order to access the Break Referral Form please visit our CHICKS website.

Service details for this family support services

Language: English only

  • Able to support children with disabilities Yes CHICKS supports children from a variety of backgrounds and behavioural needs however we cannot support children who require one-to-one attention.
  • Are staff DBS checked? Yes


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Moorland Retreat
PL19 0LX

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  • Accessible parking

 Opening times

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-17:00
Run respite breaks mid-Monday to mid-Friday (February to December)