Children's Home, Faversham, Kent

In 1918, the National Children's Home (NCH) set up a residence at The Mount on London Road, Faversham to house ninety-seven Serbian refugee children. After the refugees departed in August 1921, the property continued in operation as an NCH branch home.

National Children's Home, Faversham, c.1918. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in the early 1930s. The building has now been turned into flats.

Former National Children's Home, Faversham.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.

  • 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)