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Norwich Connect project turns two!

By Spurgeons | January 12, 2021
1 in 7 children and young people in the UK have experienced domestic abuse, according to NSPCC figures.* With many survivors saying they want earlier intervention, more support for their children and help to recover and move on with their…

Video storybook project at HMP Norwich to support families separated by imprisonment

By Spurgeons | January 11, 2021
There’s something very special about a parent and child sharing a book at bedtime, especially when that parent is in prison. Now, support has been made available by the Police and Crime Commissioners of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to boost a…

Awards success as Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester recognised for ‘exceptional contribution during the Coronavirus pandemic.’

By Spurgeons | January 6, 2021
The Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester has been awarded a Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commendation for their exceptional contribution during the Coronavirus pandemic at December’s Safer Awards organised by the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner’s Safer Awards recognise…

Spurgeons’ Lead for Children and Young People recognised for support given to families affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence

By Spurgeons | January 5, 2021
Spurgeons’ Children and Young Persons Lead, Kelly from the Norwich Connect project has been named as the Safelives Star of the Month for providing support to families affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence. A great achievement of national recognition for…
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Wiltshire Children’s Centres wishlist appeal provides toys to local children in need over Christmas

By Spurgeons | January 4, 2021
Over the Christmas period, Children’s Centres in Wiltshire worked quickly to look for new ways to ensure that local families were supported throughout the festive period. Throughout the year many local families had lost employment and were struggling financially due…

Elmbridge Family Centres provide vital support to families when they need it most

By Spurgeons | January 4, 2021
In November 2019, when the Spurgeons team began its contract in Elmbridge, Surrey to deliver a brand-new Family Centre service to families with children aged 0-11, they, like all of us, had not expected the uncertainty that 2020 would bring.…

Series of support provided for fathers in prison and families over Christmas

By Spurgeons | December 30, 2020
This Christmas, Spurgeons Prison-based family support services at HMP Standford Hill, HMP Swaleside and HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent have been providing vital support to fathers and their families who are unable to see one another…

Christmas giving campaign brings festive cheer to children and vulnerable adults across the Isle of Sheppey

By Spurgeons | December 30, 2020
This Christmas, Family Support Worker Lauren for Spurgeons Prison-based family support services at HMP Swaleside and Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey organised a community Christmas giving campaign to enable gifts to be provided to children and families as well…

Spurgeons services recognised for positive difference they make to children, young people and families

By Spurgeons | December 29, 2020
We are proud to share that two Spurgeons services have been shortlisted in this year’s Children & Young People Now Awards. BeLeave, a service in Birmingham working with girls, young women and their families responding to gang-related risk, and Norwich…

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