Derby Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Derby Borough Council.
- Eastmead, 107 Duffield Road, Derby
- 14 Albany Road, Derby
- Rowditch Lodge, 2 Thornhill Road, Derby
- 22 Bute Walk, Derby
- Derby Union/Council Scattered Home, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby*
- Derby Union/Council Receiving Home, 2-4 Mount Street, Derby*
- Derby Union/Council Scattered Home, 27-29 Clarence Road, Derby*
- Derby Union/Council Scattered Home, 35 Gerard Street, Derby*
- 35 Mount Carmel Street, Derby
- The Mount, 4 Albany Road, Derby
- Derby Union/Council Scattered Home, 42-44 Park Grove, Derby*
- 43 Brentford Drive, Derby
- 64 Birdcage Walk, Derby
- Derby Union/Council Girls' Training Homes, 67-69 Burton Road, Derby*
- Derby Union/Council Scattered Home, 89-91 Porter Road, Derby*
- Chesapeake Road, Derby
- Cricklewood Road, Mackworth Estate, Derby
- Receiving Home, Elmhurst, Lonsdale Place, Derby
- Remand Home for Girls, The Cedars, Hill Top, Breadsall, Derby
- Residential Nursery, The Mount, 4 Albany Road, Derby
- Derby Corporation Institution, Thornhill, Trowels Lane, Derby
- Nursery and Nine Children's Homes, Derby
- 269 Uttoxter Road, Mickleover
- Vicarage Road, Mickleover
* 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 Derby Council homes may exist at:
- Derby Local Studies Library, 25b Irongate, Derby DE1 3GL.
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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