Our Fostering team will be heading to the Manchester Caribbean Carnival this weekend…

Our Fostering team will be attending the Manchester Caribbean Carnival this weekend.  Raising awareness that we 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. Ultimately delivering better outcomes and a brighter future for our children and young people. This event will provide the community an opportunity to ask any questions they may have around fostering.  We… READ MORE

Bee’s knees: artwork inspired by Manchester attack raising funds for our trauma counselling initiative

              A unique artwork is to be raffled to raise funds for a charity campaign set up following the Manchester terrorist attack. The framed papercut design of a Manchester worker bee is being raffled to raise money to support or attempts to create a new network of counselling support for people affected by terrorist attacks. The appeal has already raised over £2,000 for the initiative, has been given a boost by sales of raffle tickets… READ MORE

New initiative helps fashion fans raise funds for Ribble Valley youngsters!

CANW has teamed up with one of the Ribble Valley’s best loved fashion stores to offer customers the chance to support young people with mental health issues every time they shop by adding a £1 donation to their purchases. The Just £1 initiative has been set up as a partnership with Whalley based independent  ladies fashion brand Maureen Cookson to fund Raised in the Ribble Valley, a scheme which offers free therapeutic counselling for young people who’ve experienced bereavement, trauma or self-harm.

Shoppers at Maureen Cookson’s George Street store will be offered the opportunity to add £1 to their purchase at the till to support the scheme. All donations made will also benefit from gift aid, meaning that CANW will receive an extra 25p for every

pound given. And any customer who makes a donation will be entered for a quarterly prize draw to win £100 worth of vouchers to spend in the shop. We hope the scheme will be the first of many partnerships through which Lancashire businesses will be able to support children and families in crisis across the county. CANW CEO Sue Cotton said: “CANW have close ties with Maureen Cookson and we were keen to work together to find a way to support young people in the Ribble Valley.

“Our fashion show to launch Just £1 has already raised £620 for Raised in the Ribble Valley and I’m sure customers of Maureen Cookson will be keen to support the scheme.“The Just £1 initiative is a really simple way for a business and its customers to help the children facing hard times in their community. “We hope it will inspire other businesses to look at how they can work with CANW to support young people.”

Speaking at the launch of the Just £1 initiative at an exclusive fashion show at The Three Fishes restaurant in Mitton, Hilary Cookson, Managing Director of Maureen Cookson said: “I was born and brought up in the Ribble Valley, so when CANW approached me to work with them to support the area’s young people I was only too happy to help. “Just £1 is a brilliantly simple idea. Our point of sale system means it’s easy for us to add on one pound to a customer’s purchase if they want to donate.

The Maureen Cookson fashion show at the Three Fishes in Whally for CANW.     PDA-170518_C1027    The Maureen Cookson fashion show at the Three Fishes in Whally for CANW.

A special thank you to our volunteers…


Today marks the beginning of Volunteers Week and here at Child Action Northwest we wanted to take this fantastic opportunity to celebrate and say a huge thank you to our amazing volunteers, past and present.

All our volunteers dedicate their time, skills and enthusiasm to help our charity support young people and communities across the North-West.  We want to say a special thank you to each and every one of them for their contribution! Collectively through their actions our volunteers support the charity in helping us to inspire lives and change the future for children, young people and families across the Northwest!

We are always looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who can give a little or as much time to support the services we provide. We have a range of opportunities available, you could make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable young people across the North-West!

Would you like to make a difference… please connect with us!

Join our group of volunteers and supporters who help make the work we do possible!

Your commitment, enthusiasm and support will make a real difference to a young person’s live! So why not find out more about how you can get involved email volunteering@canw.org.uk today!

We would love to hear from you!


Please help us to create something meaningful from such a pointless attack at the Manchester Arena…

As a result of the terrorist attack last night our counsellors have been overwhelmed with referrals for children and teenagers to support them in coming to terms with the events of the 22nd. The referrals are coming from across the North West, Burnley, Blackpool and Preston, as children, young people and families travelled to the event from across the region. We have offered our support across the region and really need your help to appeal to raise funds to draft… READ MORE