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By supporting Spurgeons you can help families when they need it most.

 

Lockdown has left many families at greater risk of domestic abuse and violence.

For many children, home is not a safe place. Lockdown has left them more vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse. COVID-19 has made it more difficult for families to reach out, and for services to reach in. But it has not stopped us, and it will not stop us reaching, helping, supporting and serving children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Domestic abuse comes in many forms and is not just about being physically hurt by a current or previous partner or family member. It also includes any type of emotional, sexual, psychological, financial or coercive and controlling behaviours. It can happen to anyone, no matter who they are, their age or gender, where they’re from or whatever their background.

Various lockdowns over the last year have increased the opportunities perpetrators have to control, abuse, or coerce their families.

At the same time COVID-19 has made it more difficult for the vital services to help. The combined effect has left many people suffering, with no one to talk to, and nowhere to escape to.

A lot of support would normally be face to face but that has not been possible in the last 12 months. We have developed special packs for parents and children to work through together at home to strengthen relationships and understanding, and help them talk and share with each other. These packs have helped many families during lockdowns.

£12 could help more families receive a parent and child support pack quickly.

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Providing vital support to families throughout lockdown

Listen to Spurgeons' John Lee who leads our domestic abuse support service in Norwich, talking about the challenges his team has faced over the last year.

For many people learning how to keep themselves and their children safe is vital. So is being able to identify abuse.

£25 could help provide safety awareness sessions for more victims of abuse to learn vital skills to recognise abuse and keep themselves safe.

In Luke's Gospel, Jesus says He has come to heal the broken-hearted and proclaim freedom to the captives. This is why we support victims of domestic violence and abuse. They desperately need to know freedom and healing.

£50 could help provide vital support sessions for children affected by domestic violence and abuse and help them share their feelings and experiences.

We recognise that our support for vulnerable children, young people and their families is only made possible by the generous support we receive from our supporters across the country, On their behalf, please know that your support is vital and much appreciated.

Together we can ensure that every child we work with is given a better present and a hope-filled life, full of potential.

Your support can help strengthen families, protect children, and restore hope. Thank You.

About Spurgeons

No child should face life's struggles alone

In 1867, Baptist preacher and writer, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, was inspired by his faith to found an orphanage in London, offering vulnerable children care and education. Today, his work continues through Spurgeons Children's Charity.

The way in which we support children and families has changed enormously over 150 years.

We started with six boys and a single 'Matron'. Now, each year we will typically have contact with around 30,000 children and young people and protect hundreds from harm.

At Spurgeons, we believe every child deserves the opportunity to live a happy and hope-filled life; that no child should face abuse, neglect or uncertainty.

We couldn't do this without your support.

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Why support Spurgeons as your Christian charity?

Discover why many individuals, churches and organisations are providing hope to vulnerable children and families with Spurgeons.

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