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Introduction

Introducing Fegans

Introducing Fegans

Ian Soars, former CEO of Fegans and now on the senior executive team of Spurgeons, gives a brief overview of the charity and the skills it brings to Spurgeons.

Fegans’ beginnings were strikingly similar to those of Spurgeons. James Fegans founded orphanages in London in the 1870s, a few years after Charles Spurgeon did in Stockwell. In all, Fegans homes provided care to over 7500 children. As with Spurgeons, the homes were eventually replaced by community-based care services.

Today, the Fegans team consists of around 100 employees and 20 volunteers.

Our fully qualified BACP registered counsellors work one to one with over 450 children in our centres and also in 140 primary and secondary schools throughout the South East. As part of our holistic approach we provide parenting support for families suffering significant challenges such as supporting those with additional needs. Much of this work is delivered through our 5 town wide family hubs in partnership with schools and our own preschool family hubs.

Fueled by the pandemic, many more children have mental health issues and a more complex range of needs. Joining with Spurgeons offers real potential to give them the support they so desperately need as we can do this so much more effectively in partnership with your incredible charity.

Ian Soars

About Fegans Children’s Counselling Services

Fegans counsellors work one to one with children in our centres, online and in primary and secondary schools throughout the South East. 

We also provide parenting support for families with significant challenges such as supporting those with additional needs. We deliver much of this work through five town-wide family hubs in partnership with schools and our own preschool family hubs.

To learn more about our Schools Counselling services click here