Should mediation after family breakdown be compulsory?

By Gaelle Coyle | March 27, 2023
Here is the big question. Does anyone win in family court? In our experience, not parents, and certainly not children. Our colleagues at Dad Info, support thousands of parents at every stage of separation. Listening to them, it’s difficult not…

Spurgeons tackles eating disorder myths as rates climb among children

By Gaelle Coyle | February 27, 2023
During Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Spurgeons has launched new video animations to support a growing number of children with eating disorders and to tackle harmful myths surrounding them. These resources aim to educate parents, carers, and professionals on how to…

Sixteen Years in Care by David Meader

By Gaelle Coyle | February 9, 2023
Old Scholar David Meader has written movingly about his time in one of the Spurgeons Children’s Homes Growing up in care is a challenge for any child. Especially when that child is an only child and has been effectively orphaned.…

Want to make a difference? We are currently seeking a new Chair of the Finance Committee to join our Board

By Spurgeons | January 3, 2023
Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and families? Spurgeons Children’s Charity is seeking a new Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee (Designate) to join our current Board in bringing prayerful…

12 Days of Christmas campaign to provide support and advice for every family

By Spurgeons | November 14, 2022
Christmas will be particularly challenging for many of us this year due to the current economic crisis. Many parents will worry about managing their children’s expectations in the run-up to Christmas Day, or how to entertain little ones on a…
A view of a prison yard from behind bars

Training course to support children affected by the ‘Hidden Sentence’ of parental imprisonment

By Spurgeons | November 1, 2022
At HMP Winchester’s visitors centre, every day inside the prison walls presents challenges. ‘You can’t assume anything of the people coming in and what this visit means to them,’ says Caroline Feltham-King, a volunteer with Spurgeons’ Invisible Walls project. ‘Some…

A huge ”Thank You!” to Spurgeons supporters from our Young Carers

By Spurgeons | October 19, 2022
Through the amazing generosity of Spurgeons supporters, in July we were able to take 37 Spurgeons Young Carers to the annual Young Carers Festival – and what a time they had, as you can see from the event video their…

Remembering Spurgeons House Parent Rose

By Spurgeons | October 18, 2022
Old Scholar Hilary Salisbury has let us know that sadly her mother, Rose Beerensson, has passed away. Rose and her husband Ralph moved Birchington to become House Parents with Spurgeons in 1959. Hilary says, ‘They were in Brooklands House for…

New online multimedia exhibition encourages dads to get creative behind bars

By Spurgeons | October 18, 2022
A new online exhibition showcases the work between fathers and Spurgeons colleagues who have been creating projects that benefit their children outside the walls of the prisons. The work has been made into an online exhibition, entitled ‘The Art of…

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