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.

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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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New partnership to deliver Birmingham early years health and wellbeing service
19 Jun 2017, 08:04
Parents, carers and families urged to help shape new model of community-based support.
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Volunteering gives mum the confidence to get back to work
6 Jun 2017, 14:18
An Aylesbury mum is supporting Volunteering Week (1-7 June) after working as a volunteer with Spurgeons Children’s Charity at Southcourt Children’s Centre.
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HMP/YOI Winchester’s Invisible Walls represented at the Queen’s Garden Party
26 May 2017, 08:22
The work of Kerry Longhorn, Service Lead at Invisible Walls HMP / YOI Winchester, has received royal recognition with an invite to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
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Emily Little plans a big walk for children’s charity project at HMP Winchester
18 May 2017, 15:11
Emily Little from Canterbury, is planning to walk 365 miles over 32 days, along the UK’s South West Coastal path to raise money for Spurgeons Children’s Charity.
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New charity partnership to help relieve poverty in Paston
8 May 2017, 09:23
A new advisory service has been launched by Spurgeons Children’s Charity and Citizens Advice Peterborough (CAP) to help reduce poverty in Paston.
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Wokingham student wins volunteering award
1 May 2017, 10:11
University student Victoria Taylor from Wokingham has won a prestigious award for her commitment to volunteering at the Invisible Walls project in HMP/YOI Winchester.
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Every Child Week
19 Apr 2017, 13:26
As a national week of hope for every child, we want to join forces with you and pledge to help give vulnerable children living in the UK the chance of a better future.
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Fundraising partnership gives a welcome lift to local children’s charity
6 Apr 2017, 10:21
The Brackley branch of the lift company Stannah Lift Services Ltd, has pledged to raise up to £7,500 to support the work of Spurgeons Children’s Charity, as part of a partnership to mark both their…
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Case Studies

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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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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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