Bonner House, Birmingham

In 1969, the National Children's Home opened its Bonner House development at 172 Sellywood Road, Bournville, Birmingham. The property provided flats for unsupported mothers together with a day nursery for 25 children.

Following a major refurbishment, the property was re-opened in 2011 as a family assessment centre run by the Dudley Lodge charity.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals.

  • Action For Children (formerly the National Children's Home) can provide access to care records for people who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes. Currently this service is only available to the individuals concerned and not to the descendents of deceased former residents.


  • Bradfield, William The Life of the Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson (1913, Kelly)
  • Curnock, Nehemiah The Story of the Children's Home (C.H. Kelly, 1901)
  • Horner, Francis Shadow and Sun (Epworth Press, 1920)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)