Inspiring Lives, Changing Futures

We believe that everybody deserves the chance to reach their potential, achieve their dreams and fulfil their aspirations.

The inequality that exists up and down the country means that many communities face complex challenges – simply getting by is tough.

Our mission is to support children, adults and families across the country, ensuring that when life presents difficult circumstances we’re there every step of the way to make sure they get the support they need.

Inspiring lives, changing futures.

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We care. We empower. We never give up.

We’re a charity with a big heart.

Child Action Northwest has been supporting children and young people for 130 years since the founding of Blackburn Orphanage in 1886.

Many of the issues back then still exist today, and we are passionate about continuing to evolve and support the needs of children, young people, families and communities.

Our Vision

Our vision is that everyone gets the support they need, when they need it, to navigate the challenges they face in their day to day life.

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What we do


Children and young people need someone to provide a safe, loving and secure home. That someone could be you.

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Supporting Children and Young People

Every child has the right to achieve their full potential, to lead healthy, meaningful lives, and build hope in a better future. We listen, we help, we build that future.

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Supporting Families

Maintaining contact with both parents can be critical for the long term stability and happiness of a child. We can help with the challenges families face.

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Supporting Communities

Some of the most disadvantaged members of society have nobody to turn to in a time of crisis. When that happens, we will be there.

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