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150 years of hope – a spotlight on children affected by parental imprisonment
13 Mar 2017, 11:25
As Spurgeons fast approaches it’s 150th birthday, we’ll be highlighting our work with vulnerable children and families and our 150 years of hope for every child. Here, in the first of a series of…
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My Voluntary Experience for Spurgeons at HMP/YOI Winchester
8 Mar 2017, 17:08
Adam Alldridge studies Criminology and Psychology at The University of Winchester. As part of Student Volunteering Week Adam has shared his experience of volunteering at our Invisible Walls service in…
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World Book Day Donation for Children Affected by Imprisonment
8 Mar 2017, 17:07
Guest blogger David Kendall has worked from Slough to Siberia, managing projects designed to get people to read, or read more. He has specialised in hard-to-reach groups such as offenders, substance…
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Case Studies

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Visiting Dad in prison
Four-year-old Imran is severely autistic and couldn’t to visit his dad Ahmed in prison because he would be unable to cope with the number of people and level of noise. His mother Meryam spoke to Spurgeons, who were able to arrange for a prison visit in a quieter environment than the noisy visits hall. This greatly helped the bond between Imran and Ahmed and meant he was able to adjust to his father’s subsequent return home too.
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Lifeline for families fleeing abuse
Life can be extremely tough for victims of domestic abuse, especially when children are involved. When Sophie, teenage mum to two-year-old Joshua, was referred to one of our children's centres by social services, she was in a very dark place. Her relationship with Joshua's dad was mentally and psychologically abusive and he was often aggressive. Our work set about turning Sophie and Joshua's lives around. Following the Triple R programme, Sophie is now much more confident and is preparing to volunteer with Spurgeons.
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