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Covid-19 – update from Spurgeons

By Spurgeons | July 23, 2020
Four months since the UK entered the Coronavirus lockdown much has changed in our country. Terms such as ‘unprecedented’ and the ‘new normal’ are frequently used to describe the momentous changes we are living through, and we have had to…

Norwich prison residents beat lockdown to build new visitor centre play area

By Spurgeons | July 22, 2020
While coronavirus put Norwich through lockdown, prison residents in the city were rolling up their sleeves and doing their bit to transform the children’s play area of a prison visitor centre. The visitor centre at Norwich Prison, run by Spurgeons…

‘Offering a Helping Hand’ to families of those sentenced to IPP

By Spurgeons | July 21, 2020
Spurgeons has published a new booklet that addresses the impact of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) and other indeterminate sentences on prisoners and their families. Offering a Helping Hand is a joint publication by Spurgeons and Southampton Law School and…
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Women and children bearing brunt of ‘lockdown’, Commons committee told

By Spurgeons | July 9, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is hitting women and children particularly hard. That’s the view of key workers at Spurgeons Children’s Charity, a national charity working with vulnerable children and families across the country, and expressed in written evidence submitted to and…
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152 organisations call on Government to put children at the heart of recovery

By Spurgeons | June 30, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. We are joining…
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Together we can make a difference

By Spurgeons | June 5, 2020
Today (5 June) is day 74 of the lockdown. The Coronavirus has dominated our lives for almost three months, but in the last week, the headlines have been dominated by the uncomfortable truth about inequality, prejudice, and the violence it…

Vital family support to continue, thanks to £5k community grant

By Spurgeons | May 14, 2020
An Elmbridge-based charity that’s already made more than 300 emergency deliveries to 80 local families in need of food and household items has been awarded £5,000 to extend its work during the coronavirus lockdown. Spurgeons, a national children’s charity that…

Charity leads joint support for prisoners and their families in pandemic

By Spurgeons | May 5, 2020
While a new report* states that “significant threat levels” remain for our prisons from Covid-19 and calls for restrictions to be kept in place till April 2021, a children’s charity continues to lead innovative ways to support both prisoners and…
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Wiltshire families get crafty, thanks to Scrapstore

By Spurgeons | April 28, 2020
When our Wiltshire Children’s Centres began sharing activity ideas with families online due to the Covid-19 lockdown, they spotted that the more vulnerable and financially stretched families weren’t joining in. This was likely because they did not have access to…