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Fond summer memories of bat on ball and afternoon teas

By Spurgeons | August 10, 2020
Spurgeons was contacted recently by Martin Kelly, one of our Old Scholars. With his 80th Birthday just around the corner, it would be an understatement to say Martin has lived a full and interesting life. Born on the Lancashire coast…

Helping hand for families on long road ahead

By Spurgeons | July 22, 2020
Dr Harry Annison, Associate Professor at Southampton Law School, has worked with Spurgeons on a new booklet – Offering a Helping Hand – to support the families of those serving IPP, a particular form of indeterminate prison sentence. It’s a…

Trial delivery of virtual Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) expands following high uptake and positive feedback

By Spurgeons | May 27, 2020
A few weeks ago, we shared how our Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) service, had adapted service delivery through the current Covid-19 pandemic by moving their sessions online. We caught up with the team at SPIP to check in with…

Stay-at-home Rachel gets down to business

By Spurgeons | May 14, 2020
Life during lockdown has been challenging for one colleague at our Holland House Children’s Centre, in Sutton Coldfield, though not without its rewards.   Rachel, who is undertaking an apprenticeship for a level 2 diploma in Business Administration with support…
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Peterborough Early Years Team continue support through crisis

By Spurgeons | May 14, 2020
This week, the Peterborough Early Years Team tells us how they have been supporting families in their community during the Coronavirus crisis. Over the last few weeks we have been supporting families through various online tools including Tapestry a learning…

Shielding children from stress felt by separating parents

By Spurgeons | April 24, 2020
Spurgeons is one of the largest providers of the Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP). We deliver this programme on behalf of Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service), aiming to help parents understand how to put their children…

Now seldom seen speech service still very much heard

By Spurgeons | April 24, 2020
We’ve all been missing each other over the last few weeks, whether it’s friends, family, colleagues or clients. Thankfully, technology has helped us stay connected, with many new social media platforms really coming into their own. One Spurgeons colleague who’s…

Inspired by brave risk-taking to serve others

By Spurgeons | April 8, 2020
With the country almost three weeks into lockdown, our Chief Executive, Ross Hendry, discusses how the Coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated our capacity for both holiness and sin and how he has been humbled by stories of those putting themselves at…
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In a nasty world, just be kind… especially to those harder to love

By Spurgeons | March 2, 2020
With more reports published this month highlighting the discrimination against children in care, and more failures to protect them from harm, our Chief Executive, Ross Hendry, reminds us of God’s expectations that His family does not forget these children in…