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Unlocking dads’ inside drive to be a Dad

By Spurgeons | January 29, 2021
Time for you and Your Child is an eight-session parenting course developed from 2011 by Spurgeons’ Invisible Walls programme, at Winchester Prison. As Kerry Longhorn, who leads Invisible Walls, explains there was a need for a parenting programme that was suitable…

Service in the spotlight: Prison family support

By Spurgeons | January 28, 2021
Having a father in prison can be very traumatic for children; the pain of separation and the anxiety involved in visits to a grim building with uniformed officers and tight security can be a huge burden.  The experience can drive…

A miracle for one family facing an unexpected lockdown

By Spurgeons | January 25, 2021
While families across the UK face uncertainties about when lockdown will end and they gather once again with friends and family, a family in Hampshire knows the pain of separation over all too well.  Four years ago, Phil and Di…
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Service in the spotlight: BeLeave – protecting girls at risk of harm

By Spurgeons | January 21, 2021
There are at least 60 county line drugs operations in Birmingham. Because boys are more likely to be targeted by police, gangs are now increasingly targeting girls to transport weapons and drugs.  BeLeave was set up by Spurgeons and the…
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Service in the spotlight: Separated Parents Information Programme

By Spurgeons | January 14, 2021
Parental separation can have a devastating impact on the children, who are often the last to know. But they may pick up on cues that parents aren’t aware of, such as silence, and show signs of stress such as tummy…

Service in the spotlight: Norwich Connect – an holistic approach to addressing domestic abuse

By Spurgeons | January 7, 2021
1 in 7 children and young people have experienced domestic abuse (DA)*. It can leave psychological scars that last a lifetime – but most DA support is too little, and comes too late.  Survivors say they want earlier intervention, more…

An holistic approach to addressing domestic abuse

By Spurgeons | December 29, 2020
This year the Spurgeons’ Norwich Connect was shortlisted for the 2020 Children and Young People Now Awards in the Early Intervention category for its work providing assistance for individuals, couples and families affected by domestic abuse. Ahead of the virtual…
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How one family responded when led to believe that life could be so much better

By Spurgeons | December 29, 2020
This year the Spurgeons’ BeLeave project was shortlisted for the 2020 Children and Young People Now Awards in the Early Intervention category for its work supporting girls and young women across Birmingham who are at risk of harm from gangs…

Supporting Girls and Young Women at risk of harm – Reflections from Cape Town

By Spurgeons | December 29, 2020
This year the Spurgeons’ BeLeave project was shortlisted for the 2020 Children and Young People Now Awards in the Early Intervention category for its work supporting girls and young women across Birmingham who are at risk of harm from gangs…

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