News

Read on for the latest news from our centres and services, fundraising achievements and stories from the people we’ve helped. Our news shows how we are helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across the country.

60% of children denied mental health treatment, new figures show
27 Nov 2017, 08:15
The number of under-18s admitted to A&E for self-harm has increased by 50% in five years but outpatient treatment rates are going down
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Ministry of Defence tackles domestic violence with funding boost
17 Nov 2017, 08:34
Spurgeons Children’s Charity and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced a partnership to tackle domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in the armed forces for the first time.
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Christian charity up for three national awards
16 Nov 2017, 15:14
Spurgeons Children’s Charity has been shortlisted for three prestigious Children and Young People Now awards in recognition of its work with vulnerable children and young people.
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Birmingham project will stop girls getting into gangs
16 Nov 2017, 14:55
A major new initiative to reduce the numbers of girls getting into gangs in Birmingham will be piloted by Spurgeons Children’s Charity.
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‘A Christmas Carol’ goes solo for charity
16 Nov 2017, 14:48
A one-man performance of Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol will raise money for Spurgeons Children’s Charity. The Higham Ferrers event will take place at beautiful medieval The Bede House on…
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Birmingham project will stop girls getting into gangs
11 Oct 2017, 10:34
A major new initiative to reduce the numbers of girls getting into gangs in Birmingham will be piloted by Spurgeons Children’s Charity.
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Join the big tea party and help change children’s lives
1 Sep 2017, 09:15
We're hosting our first ever afternoon tea party to celebrate 150 years of helping disadvantaged children!
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Birmingham early years public information sessions
1 Sep 2017, 08:34
A series of events is to be held in communities throughout Birmingham to provide information about the new citywide early years health and wellbeing service.
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Christian charity hails new report on strengthening family ties for prisoners
11 Aug 2017, 08:45
Spurgeons Children’s Charity has today welcomed the publication of the Lord Farmer Review, which outlines recommendations on strengthening family ties for prisoners to prevent reoffending and reduce…
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The Spurgeons’ Parent Report 2017
4 Jul 2017, 08:16
The hopes and fears for our children today, Spurgeons urges government, charities, schools and GPs to respond.
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Case Studies

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The Play Bus which helps troubled tots turn corners
Mum, Donna, had survived domestic abuse and had started a new life with James, but when 6-year-old Holly started showing signs of trauma, the whole family was affected. With the Play Bus, we helped Holly and her older sister to move forwards and gave the whole family the support they needed to build a better future.
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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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