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Group of children with a boy holding a watering can at a Spurgeons Children's Centre.

Nearly 4 million children live in poverty in the UK

Poverty places a great burden on parents, restricts childhood development and, in extreme cases, shortens lives.

OVER HALF OF DEATHS IN CHILDHOOD OCCUR DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF A CHILD’S LIFE

These deaths are strongly influenced by pre-term delivery and low birth weight. Risk factors include maternal age, smoking and disadvantaged circumstances.


CHILDREN'S CENTRES AND EARLY HELP

Working with children in the early years of their life is the most effective way to ensure that those experiencing deprivation can still look forward to choices and opportunities in the future.


Children's centres are a key resource in communities

Staff have the opportunity to work with children and families in the context of a local community and ensure we support all families regardless of background or situation.


Approach and outcomes

Spurgeons runs 50 Children's Centres across the UK. We work with local partners to ensure a comprehensive service response is offered, tailored to local and individual needs.

Focusing on communities with high-levels of poverty, we work with families at the pre-natal stage, through birth and up to the age of five.


How we're rated

Good leadership and management, cohesive provision, and good and improving outcomes for families, demonstrate the centre's effectiveness in meeting local need.

- Ofsted



"The Centre is a lovely place where you feel free to be a parent and learn to be one too! Have access to resources. Thank you for everything."

What our service users say

"Single mum, very lonely first year-immense difference coming to the centres and having a warm welcome."

"Somewhere to go and feel comfortable, ask advice and opinions. Has made a huge difference to baby and myself."

Our Children’s Centres offering a range of free services can be found across the UK

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