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.

Site closures due to extreme weather
2 Mar 2018, 09:15
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Birmingham Forward Steps
5 Jan 2018, 10:13
The new health and wellbeing service for all pre-school children throughout Birmingham named Birmingham Forward Steps will be delivered collaboratively by BCHC working alongside Barnardo’s, Spurgeons…
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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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Case Studies

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Coping with the stress of being a young carer
Erin, 15, is an only child living with her parents in rural Wiltshire. She is a young carer, helping her dad care for her mum, who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS). Erin was referred to Spurgeons by her school, when her parents mentioned they were worried that she was struggling with the stress of looking after her mum and becoming isolated from her friends. Through our support, Erin is now much more confident and is even helping and supporting other young carers.
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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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