CANW is here to inspire young lives and change their futures

We’ve supported 10,912 children, young people and vulnerable adults over the last year – making real and measurable differences to lives up and down the country.

Whilst some of the impact we’ve made is hard to quantify, we work hard to measure and analyse the change we’ve made to those we work with and put our Participants Voice at the centre of everything we do.

Care & Accommodation

We found loving and safe foster families for 53 children

100% of the Birth Families maintained their contact with their children

100% of our Care Leavers were offered bespoke support by CANW

We welcomed 9 new Foster Carers into the CANW Family

Leaving Care

We provided intensive support to 17 young people who had left care

We delivered 132 workshops to our young people, giving them 1:1 support

As a result 2 young people found employment

We supported and celebrated young people finding their gender identity

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

We have a team of over 40 dedicated practitioners tackling the pressures and educating on Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Our Emotional Health and Wellbeing work has supported 971 children aged 4-11 and 958 young people aged 12-25

Our team are working across the North-West in 46 Primary and Secondary schools

98% of children aged 4-11 and 100% of the young people aged 12+ receiving our support have felt listened to and helped by their CANW worker

Young Carers

Through our partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council we have supported 243 young carers locally

Our team have delivered 139 virtual group sessions throughout the course of the pandemic

78% of young carers saw a positive increase in their feelings and behaviour

65% of young carers felt safer


Our contact centres across the North West have supported 205 families

527 parents have attended and been supported through our Separated Parents Information Programme

By attending CANW parenting programmes 94% of parents learnt what children need after parental separation

ProContact was rated 4.5/5 by parents for support given to their families by CANW staff

Social Inclusion

In 2020-21 our Invest in Youth team supported 57 young people

In 2020-21 our Emotional Therapeutic team supported 120 people

In 2020-21 our Mixed Media team supported 70 young people

Our Appropriate Adults responded to 7691 referrals made by custody suites

Wearing hood

Case Study

Young Carers

Tom* was referred by school through a concern around absence levels. He cared for his mum who had ME and was largely immobile.

Tom* was anxious about leaving her, but had not communicated this to school. His attendance had dropped to 77%.

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Case Study

Building Better Opportunities

Jacqueline has been out of work for the last 20 years, she struggles with mental health illness and has acute anxiety which she takes medication for.

As a result, Jacqueline has confidence and social isolation barriers. Jacqueline has many strengths and is a trained Samaritan, she has done lots of charity work but has a tendency to do voluntary work and supporting other people instead of getting help for herself and never puts her own health first.

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We can’t do all this on our own

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