Boost for prison reading project takes more dads and children into a world of gruffaloes, moles and giraffes

A new partnership between a prison reading scheme promoted by Spurgeons Children’s Charity, a community children’s book group, a local book shop and East Sussex County Council has proved a major boost in spreading the joy of reading between fathers…
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Prison dads line up to speak from the heart

In the first of a Spurgeons summer blog series focused on the importance of dads and positive role models to children’s development, Spurgeons PR Manager Jeremy Waterfield previews Father’s Day (16 June) by reflecting on a memorable recent visit to one of our prison family support services… as it urgently seeks funding to continue its transformational work.

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Christian charity hails new report on strengthening family ties for prisoners

Spurgeons Children’s Charity has today welcomed the publication of the Lord Farmer Review, which outlines recommendations on strengthening family ties for prisoners to prevent reoffending and reduce intergenerational crime. The review, released today, draws on a number of experts from…
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HMP/YOI Winchester’s Invisible Walls represented at the Queen’s Garden Party

The work of Kerry Longhorn, Service Lead at Invisible Walls HMP / YOI Winchester, has received royal recognition with an invite to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. The service, run by Spurgeons Children’s Charity, supports children affected by parental…
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150 years of hope – a spotlight on children affected by parental imprisonment

As Spurgeons fast approaches it’s 150th birthday, we’ll be highlighting our work with vulnerable children and families and our 150 years of hope for every child. Here, in the first of a series of guest blogs, Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, talks…