Haringey London Borough Council Homes

Children's establishments run by Haringey London Borough Council.

Hertfordshire

  • Bengeo House Nursery, 162 Bengeo Street, Bengeo†

London (N/NW Postal Areas)

  • 32 Haringey Park, Crouch End
  • Mountfield, 78 Shepherds Hill, Highgate†
  • 16 Roseberry Road, Muswell Hill†
  • 71 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill†
  • 75 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill†
  • Grove Lodge Assessment Home, 8 Muswell Hill, Muswell Hill
  • 82 Muswell Hill, Muswell Hill
  • 9/11 Coppetts Road, Muswell Hill
  • Camden House Residential Nursery, 103 Chase Road, Southgate†
  • Tewkesbury House, 2 Pulford Road, Tottenham
  • Hostel for Girls, 9 Whitley Road, Tottenham
  • 94 The Avenue, Tottenham

Middlesex

  • Northaw Place, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar†


† indicates homes previously run by a county council.

Records

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 Haringey Council homes may exist at:

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.