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Spurgeons are one of the UK's leading children's charities, supporting children and their families for almost 150 years.

We deliver more than 85 high-quality services reaching over 50,000 children and 13,500 parent or carers.

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    Children’s Centres

    Children’s Centres are a key resource in local communities. We work with children and families in more than 50 centres across the UK, giving us the opportunity to work with children and families in their own communities.

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    Family support

    When families experience difficulties, we know that help at an early stage can have a huge impact and intensive support can be vital in keeping families together. Our tailored programmes support families going through problems that life throws up.

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    Teenage parents

    Teenage parents can be great parents but often need some targeted help to develop their skills. We design, develop and deliver targeted programmes to support teenage parents to grow and find fulfilment in parenting while providing a loving, nurturing environment for their children.

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    Young carers

    Young carers are a remarkable group of young people who often cope with significant additional pressures. We have a strong track record of working with young carers and their families and are building on this year-on-year.

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    Families & criminal justice

    We know that children with a parent in prison suffer with educational and behavioural issues more than any other young group. We now give child-centred support through visitors’ centres and targeted programmes to ensure trends are broken and children succeed.

We believe that every child deserves a childhood and an equal chance to fulfil their dreams. No child’s current situation should dictate their future and we are committed to helping them to be all that they can be.

We’re currently delivering more than 85 projects to support children, young people, their families and communities to find long-lasting solutions to the challenges they face - including poverty, abuse problems, offending, and other social issues. At any one time, we’re reaching out to over 50,000 children and young people.

Just as importantly, we help vulnerable children to speak up about the things they care about. We ensure that children’s voices are heard by those who have the power to change lives. This enables more children to look forward to a future full of opportunities.

In 1867, Spurgeons was founded as a compassionate and distinctively Christian response to the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children in London. Motivated by their faith, Charles Haddon Spurgeon and his associates sought to provide shelter, education and a loving environment for the city's most vulnerable children.

Today you will find us at the heart of communities – listening, learning and building trust to make a lasting difference.

Our Christian faith remains an active and important motivation for the work we do. It forms the roots with which our peoples collective desire to help children and young people is linked to, regardless of their own beliefs.

Our work has changed considerably since the start. But our motivation has remained the same. Today we are a trusted provider for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and work in partnership with local authorities, churches, charitable foundations and other supporters to bring about lasting change. And in addition, we work hard to secure voluntary income to offer additional support that we know is needed.

Everyday, almost 1000 employees and volunteers work with us to support children and young people.

They are led by our board of trustees and strategic leadership team.

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The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the organisation. They work closely with the Executive Directors to guide their decision-making on strategic issues. The Trustees have ultimate responsibility in law for the charity, its assets and activities.

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The Strategic Leadership Team

Our Executive Directors – known as the Strategic Leadership Team – are responsible for running the business. They facilitate smooth day-to-day operations and ensure everything we do links back to our core aim. The Executive Directors are held to account by our Board of Trustees.

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How we use our resources
Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year 2012/13

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2011/12 annual report | 2010/11 annual report