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.
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 is that everyone gets the support they need, when they need it, to navigate the challenges they face in their day to day life.Read More
What we do
Latest impact stats
CANW is a dedicated workforce of 190
In 2020-21 our CANW services supported 10,912 children, young people and vulnerable adults
We found loving and safe foster families for 53 children
100% of the Birth Families maintained their contact with their children
Our Emotional Health and Wellbeing work has supported 971 children aged 4-11 and 958 young people aged 12-25
Our contact centres across the North West have supported 205 families
Our Appropriate Adults responded to 7691 referrals made by custody suites
We have a team of over 40 dedicated practitioners tackling the pressures and educating on Emotional Health & Wellbeing