Birkenhead Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Birkenhead Borough Council.
- Home for Adolescent Girls, 1 Renwick Close, Noctorum Estate, Birkenhead
- Family Group Home, 10 Ossett Close, Noctorum Estate, Birkenhead
- Family Group Home, 22 Rudgrave Close, Noctorum Estate, Birkenhead
- Reception Home, 227 Prenton Hall Road, Prenton Hall, Birkenhead
- Family Group Home, 33-35 Poolwood Road, Woodchurch, Birkenhead
- Family Group Home, 69 Gainsborough Road, Overchurch Estate, Upton, Birkenhead
- Birkenhead Union/Council Scattered Home, 84-86 Highfield Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead*
- Birkenhead/Council Union Scattered Home, 93 Westbourne Road, Birkenhead*
- Birkenhead Union/Council Scattered Home, Ashford House, Ashford Road, Birkenhead*
- Birkenhead Union/Council Receiving Home, Manor Grange, 2 Egerton Road, Birkenhead*
- Overchurch, Moreton Road, Upton, Birkenhead
- Family Group Home, 49 Bridle Close, Ford Estate, Upton, Wirral
* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.
Surviving records for council-run children's homes are generally held in each council's own internal archives. Prior to 1991, however, when a legal requirement was introduced for councils to retain records of children leaving their care, the survival of such records is very variable. Contact details for local authorities in the UK can be found on the website of the Care Leavers Association (CLA). The CLA also provides guidance on accessing childhood care files, which are normally only open to the individuals they relate to.
Older records may sometimes be placed with the relevant county or borough record office. Many of these offices have online catalogues of their holdings and also contribute to the National Archives' Discovery database. Note that records containing personal data usually have access closed for a period of fifty years or more.
Older material relating to Birkenhead Council homes may exist at:
- Wirral Archives, Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead CH41 1ND.
Some records relating to council-run homes, for example inspection reports, are held by The National Archives (TNA). Again, a closure period may apply to these records.
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