In the year up to the end of March 2020, Spurgeons ran 50 projects and services which were delivered in 22 Local Authority areas across England.
This brought us into contact with 29,835 children and young people and 33,232 adult family members. Of these, we worked intensively with 3,095 children and young people to directly help them overcome the challenges they faced and reduced their vulnerability and disadvantage.
We make every effort to protect the children we are concerned about from harm, and in the last year, we responded to safeguarding incidents that directly or indirectly affected 1,022 children. We saw each one of these cases through to the conclusion of the safeguarding concerns we raised about them. 37 adults were also safeguarded through this activity.
Spurgeons Children’s Charity (Spurgeons) is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families for 150 years.
Inspired by our Christian faith, our mission is to improve the lives of families and children who are struggling to cope and to give every child the opportunity of a hope-filled life.
Through the delivery of support and intervention services, and by speaking up on behalf of those who need us most, we give vulnerable children and families the chance for a better future.
Every child deserves hope
Over 3.9 million children are living in poverty in the UK today, with around 400,000 classed by the child protection service as being in need. At Spurgeons, we believe every child deserves the opportunity to live a hope-filled life; and that no child should face abuse, neglect or uncertainty.
Through our support and intervention services and by speaking up on behalf of those who need us most, we help to address this by giving vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families the chance they need for a better present and a more hope-filled future.
Our services ensure these vulnerable children and families can access the help they need. We help them cope better with their difficulties and provide them with resources and support to find long lasting solutions to challenging problems.
Trusted for 150 years by children and families
Charles Spurgeon founded an orphanage in 1867 to provide vulnerable children with shelter, education and the hope of a better future. 150 years later, this legacy lives on, and the need for our services is as great today as it was then.
For over 150 years, families, supporters and statutory bodies, have trusted us to be consistently led by the values that are rooted in the Christian faith. In times of increased need for our services, and with pressures on other agencies, we will continue to be faithful to our ethos and values.
Through working within communities, we adopt a partnership approach to finding long lasting solutions for individual needs. Our extensive volunteer network, along with local fundraising and partnership working, ensures front line staff are equipped to provide the best possible support.
As a Christian charity, our core values are important to us and we reflect them in everything we do.
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