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At CANW we are extremely proud of our innovative portfolio of services designed to support children and young people, families and communities.  As a children’s charity we do not make a profit from our Foster Care Service. Instead we prefer to reinvest any profits back into supporting and developing our team of Foster Carers. At CANW we believe foster carers and the children and young people they look after deserve Premier League support. To mark the start of Foster Care Fortnight we staged a very special 7 a-side football tournament to raise awareness of the support given to foster carers and the children they look after.  Players took to the pitch at here CANW headquarters in Wilpshire dressed in shirts with titles including ‘social worker’, ‘foster carer’ and ‘GP’ to highlight the teamwork involved in helping foster children achieve their full potential. We’re always looking for new foster carers to join our team… 

“It’s like being part of a family. They’re always on the end of the phone if you need them.”
 That’s why Ann & Tony foster with CANW
“The best thing about #fostering with CANW is that they’re a team, a happy team. You feel as if everybody’s in it because their heart’s in it.”  
That’s why Dawn foster cares with CANW.
I wanted to be a foster carer with CANW because they’re a voluntary agency & non-profit making.”
 That’s why Sally foster cares with CANW
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