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

In the last year, we delivered 88 high-quality services reaching over 37,000 children and 78,000 parents or carers.

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 88 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 37,000 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.

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    FIND OUT MOREChildren’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.

    FIND OUT MOREWhen 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.

    FIND OUT MORETeenage 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.

    FIND OUT MOREYoung 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.

    FIND OUT MOREWe 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 visitor centres and targeted programmes to ensure trends are broken and children succeed.
  6. Preventing abuse

    FIND OUT MOREWe work with children and young people who have been, or are, at significant risk of being harmed or exploited.

Every day, almost 800 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 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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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.

Meet the strategic leadership team


We take our corporate and faith related ambitions, service objectives and ongoing spending responsibilities extremely seriously and it is crucial for us to be open and transparent about how we plan and use our resources.

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