CHICKS has two retreats in the South West, one in St Austell and one in Tavistock. The aim is to give youngsters a chance to escape their home lives and make new friends. Many are referred through social workers or teachers.
For some of the kids, going on holiday with CHICKS allows them to experience the countryside and activities they would never normally take part in. For some it's the first time they have even seen a horse!
Nestled in the Cornish countryside is a charity that is quietly changing children's lives.
CHICKS offers holidays to kids around the UK who are living in poverty or who're suffering abuse.
It gives the children a chance to take a break and the first group went this week.