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Parent Reports
4 Jul 2017, 10:02
To be in our child’s memories in the future we need to ensure we are emotionally present in their lives today
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‘Alarming and inspiring’ sums up the findings of a report on the growing problem of children going hungry in the school holidays.
28 Apr 2017, 13:54
Hungry Holidays published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger is a disturbing, even distressing read says Rachel Shakleton, Spurgeons Network Manager
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“Volunteering is a life-changer”
5 Apr 2017, 09:41
As part of our special 150th blog series our guest blogger this week is John Sennett. John is a charity and lifestyle blogger, volunteering influencer, public speaker and creator of John’s Road to…
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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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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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Coping with Dad in prison
14-year-old Jade was struggling to cope with the fact her father was in prison and it was badly affecting her school work. Spurgeons’ staff noticed her distress during a Family Day visit at HMP Wandsworth and spoke to her mum Carol. Jade was put in touch with a link support worker through her school and was given a support plan and one-to-one sessions to help her understand and develop coping strategies.
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