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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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Preventing sexual exploitation
As a 15-year-old girl with autism, Holly didn’t understand the dangers presented by social media. Holly had trouble coping with her parents’ separation and began exploring online relationships with older men. She didn’t understand that visiting internet chatrooms was exposing her to the serious risks of grooming and exploitation. Thanks to Spurgeons’ Phoenix Project, Holly and her mum were able to get the help they needed and Holly’s vulnerability and online risks have significantly reduced.
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Learning how to become better parents
Ellie was a teenager when she had Maya. Now in a relationship with Dean, they also have a baby Harry. Because of Harry’s ill health, Ellie was exhausted and depressed, so she approached Spurgeons for help. As well as receiving support for her depression, Ellie and Dean went on a parenting course, improving their relationship and helping Ellie to become a more confident and happy mum.
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