Limited FREE charity places available for the Manchester 10k!

                                            Join Child Action Northwest on Sunday 28th May and be apart of Manchester’s greatest run. This is a great race for all abilities. Why not join our 2017 running team for what promises to be an unforgettable experience! Sign up now to avoid disappointment! We have the last few remaining FREE spaces available. All we ask is that… READ MORE

CANW foster carers John and Elaine recognised by the Vatican for 40 years of fostering!

Former CANW foster carers John and Elaine Carroll from Tottington in Bury are to receive a medal from the Pope to acknowledge the 40 years they’ve spent looking after children. The couple, who have looked after more than 25 children over the last 40 years and adopted three more are to be recognised for their hard work and dedication when they receive the Benemerenti Medal for services to the Catholic Church. The Carrolls will be presented with the medal at their… READ MORE

Chance to chat to Rovers stars as Orphanage Cup is launched!

Two former Blackburn Rovers stars are helping to kick off this year’s Orphanage Cup by taking part in an exclusive Q & A session at Ewood Park. We’re delighted to reveal that David Dunn and Brett Ormerod will join CANW to launch this year’s competition by giving fans the opportunity to quiz them about their careers at a special evening to be held on Saturday 25th February. And any amateur teams attending the event who sign up for the tournament on… READ MORE

Young carers in the picture when it comes to careers…

Our young carers have been given help to get them on the road to their dream job as part of an event to mark Young Carers Awareness Day. During the session Young Adult Carer Liam Talbot spoke about how to balance caring responsibilities with career goals. Liam, who combines caring with a part time job and his studies at University Centre Blackburn College, talked to young carers about the help and support he’d received to pursue his work ambitions and encouraged them… READ MORE

Teenage ‘CEOs’ take over at CANW!

A group of our youngsters became CEOs for the day when they ‘took over’ the monthly meeting of a charity’s board of trustees. Six teenagers who are all young leaders for our fostering service became ‘TEOs’ (Teenage Executive Officers) as part of the Takeover Challenge, a nationwide initiative by the Children’s Commissioner for England which puts children and young people into decision-making roles. The youngsters came fully prepared for the meeting, armed with progress reports and proposals to put to the… READ MORE