Babies' Home, Lambeth, London

The Babies' Home was operated by the Children's Aid Society at 131 Upper Tulse Hill, Lambeth, London SW2. It provided accommodation for nursing mothers and their babies and was run in conjunction with the Mission of Hope's 'Rokeby' maternity home at Streatham.

Babies' Home, Lambeth, 1930s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Upper Tulse Hill property no longer exists.

Records

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

  • The records of the Children's Aid Society were inherited by Barnardo's. Barnardo's Family History Service deals with enquiries regarding records of individual children — various services are available costing from £15 upwards.
  • Making Connections — a service for those wishing to access their Barnardo's adoption records.
  • Barnardo's historical administrative records are now deposited with Liverpool University's Social Welfare Archives with stringent restrictions on their access.

Bibliography

  • The Children's Aid Society: its work and its aims. (1938)
  • None noted at present.