Brent London Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Brent London Borough Council.
London (N/NW Postal Areas)
- 49 Comber Close, Dollis Hill
- 14 Nicoll Road, Harlesden†
- 1 Clement Close, Milverton Road, Kilburn
- 6-8 Prout Grove, Neasden†
- 68/70 The Limes Avenue, New Southgate
- 8 St Gabriel's Road, Willesden
- Willesden Children's Homes, Acton Lane, Willesden
- Homefield, Barrett's Green Road, Acton Lane, Willesden
- Reception Centre, Barrett's Green Road, Acton Lane, Willesden
- Barrett's Green Residential Nursery, The Bungalow, Barrett's Green Road, Acton Lane, Willesden†
- Grangemuir Residential Nursery, 2 South Side, Wimbledon Common†
- 97 Woodcock Hill, Kenton, Harrow
- 12 Owen Road, Hayes†
- 5 Hornbeam Road, Hayes†
- 74 Goshawk Gardens, Hayes
- Stanmore Residential Nursery, 304 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore†
- 69-71 Kingston Lane, Teddington
- 80 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley†
† indicates homes previously run by a county council.
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 Brent Council homes may exist at:
- Brent Museum and Archives (currently in temporary premises at George Furness House, 2-12 Grange Road, Willesden NW10 2QY - check the website for updates.)
- London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB. (The Ancestry website also has LMA records relating to workhouses and other institutions — more details.)
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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