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.

Spurgeons Children’s Charity – statement regarding Amesbury nerve agent exposure
5 Jul 2018, 09:26
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Tackling domestic violence
28 Jun 2018, 08:07
Spurgeon’s Children’s Charity outlines a whole family approach at NCCTC event
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New partnership to support families living with domestic abuse in Norwich
11 Jun 2018, 12:43
National domestic abuse charity SafeLives and partners from the Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership* are pleased to be working with Spurgeons Children’s Charity to pilot new approaches in…
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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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Case Studies

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Being a young carer to your whole family
Alex, 16, has been a carer since he was just nine years old. He spends over five hours a day caring for three members of his family: his mum, who has multiple sclerosis; his nan, who is a double amputee; and his granddad who has suffered from a series of strokes. Alex’s caring role is very demanding; for many people this would be too much but Alex is a remarkable teenager. Not only does he care for his family in between school but he also spends his limited spare time being part of Spurgeons young carers’ committee and volunteering for the MS Society.
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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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