It’s what we’ve been doing since 1886, in one form or another!

We passionately believe that every child and young person has the right to achieve their full potential, whatever their background or circumstances – and, as a result, we work with over 6000 children, young people and families in the North West of England every year.  We work in the heart of communities – often in partnership with other organisations – to end family cycles of deprivation, drug and alcohol abuse, lack of self-esteem, youth crime, teenage pregnancies and broken families.

As a result, we help to strengthen individuals, families and communities so that children and young people can lead healthy and meaningful lives, with the opportunity to succeed in school, to grow up to enjoy healthy relationships, to have access to training and employment opportunities and to be successful in the world of work.


At Child Action Northwest, we put quality at the centre of our work.  It is really important that we know what you think about the services we provide so that we can continue to improve how we support you.

We are happy to receive your comments and suggestions at any time, but would appreciate it if you could give us your honest feedback by completing our feedback survey.

Mission & Vision

Inspiring lives and changing futures through the services we deliver and the values we hold. Children, Families and Young people becoming who they aspire to be and succeeding in achieving their hopes and ambitions.


At CANW, we offer support to the most vulnerable children and young people in local communities; children facing poverty, violence, abuse, neglect and family breakdown. The Coronavirus crisis means additional: isolation, fear and uncertainty.

£10 will mean a child can join in with online activities.

£25 will mean a young person can continue to access 1:1 support.

£60 will support a young person with emotional health issues to access a therapeutic session inclusive of specialist intervention.

£100 will equip a young person with essential technology to stay connected.

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