Staying safe on Bonfire Night

By Spurgeons | November 1, 2022
Whatever you do on Bonfire Night, the number one aim is for you and your kids to have lots of fun. You definitely don’t want the night to end with you and your little one spending the evening in the Accident and Emergency…

Coping with the clock changes: Bedtime routine tips for parents

By Spurgeons | October 27, 2022
It’s an anxious time for all parents: the dreaded clock change is this Sunday. Those without kids get the luxury of an extra hour in bed, but parents can get woken up too early by children whose sleep pattern is…

Helping your child cope with change

By Spurgeons | October 24, 2022
At this time of year, many children have just changed schools or may be leaving home for the first time to go to college or work. Nicola Baldwin, Spurgeons Parenting Lead and Debbie Pattison, Spurgeons Digital Counselling Manager, offer some…
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Family hub provides holistic early years support

By Spurgeons | October 23, 2022
It’s vitally important that vulnerable children are properly supported from very early on. Statutory services are not always the answer, particularly for families with multiple and complex needs who may distrust agencies. In Ramsgate, our supporters have helped our Fegans…

Helping Simon to co-parent successfully

By Spurgeons | October 22, 2022
Simon was scarred by the trauma of his parents separating. So, when his own marriage broke down, he was determined that his own young daughter should not suffer. With the help of our supporter, we provide parents like him with…

Musings from Mia: Spurgeons Prison-based Family Support Services

By Spurgeons | October 21, 2022
6-year-old Mia* whose dad is in prison shared these insights when she visited the prison on a Spurgeons Family Day. ‘We had to wait for nearly an hour, but it’s worth the wait because you get to see your lovely…

Children’s Homes today and a reflection on our heritage

By Spurgeons | October 20, 2022
With a recent Observer investigation finding that more than 100 privately run children’s homes in England have been branded inadequate by inspectors, Spurgeons CEO Ian Soars responds to the news that children’s homes are failing in their duty of care…

The loneliness of parenting a child with autism

By Spurgeons | October 18, 2022
Our mission is to support every parent and child through the tough times, whatever their unique situation. For Jenny*, discovering that her 11-year old son Jack* had autism changed her world. But with the help of Spurgeons Counselling Services, provided…

Making your Mental Health a Priority

By Spurgeons | October 13, 2022
As a parent, it can be tempting to suppress feelings and try to carry on. There are many demands coming from all directions including at work and at home, and the days are full. Your children depend on you. They…

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