Child Action Northwest is a regional charity with a big heart

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Offering support to children, young people and communities.

Founded 130 years ago, we support over 10,000 children, young people and families across the North and West of England every year; those facing poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, mental health issues and family breakdown. We believe that no child or family should face these issues alone.

Inspiring Lives and Changing Futures

We believe every child and individual has the right to fulfil their potential whatever their circumstances or the challenges they face.

From fostering to supporting emotional health, community support to building new skills and social networks, we work to ensure children, young people and families can access the range of services they need, enabling them to lead healthy and meaningful lives, succeed in school and work, maintain healthy relationships and enjoy life.



Thinking of fostering? Find out how you could join the CANW fostering family today and transform the life of a child or young person when they need you most.

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Supporting Children & Young People

Are you a child, young person or individual in need of help and support? We provide a range of services to meet your individual needs and situation. Reach out to us today, we are here to help.

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Supporting Families

We are here to support families and the challenges they face. Find out how we can help you and your family overcome these challenges. We are here for you.

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Supporting Communities

Supporting communities enables communities to support those most in need. Find out about the services we offer and can provide access to.

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Our Mission & Values

We support children, young people and families to become who they aspire to be and achieve their hopes and ambitions.

We Never Give Up

We believe in the potential of those we support, and of ourselves to work alongside them. We will do all we can to promote the ability of every child, young person and family to achieve positive growth and change. We make a promise to never give up.

We Care

Kindness, consideration and concern for those around us is at the heart of everything we do. As a Lancashire-based children and community charity we never judge and we are committed to supporting those in our local communities most in need, whatever the circumstances.

We Empower Those We Support

We work to make sure that those we support are able to take more control of what happens in their lives to become stronger, more independent and to achieve their hopes and ambitions.

Who We Are

To learn more about CANW and what we stand for, visit the section ‘Who We Are’

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Get Support Today

Are you a child, young person or individual in need of help and support? Call or send us a message, we are here for you in complete confidence.

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Support Our Work

Join us and make a difference to improving the lives of children, young people and their families.

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We need your help to continue to meet the needs of children, young people and families across the North West.