Leicester Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Leicester Borough Council.
- 19 Camden Road, Braunstone
- Residential Nursery, The Drive, Cosby Road, Countesthorpe
- Leicester Union/Council Cottage Homes, The Drive, Cosby Road, Countesthorpe*
- The Laurels, Cosby Road, Countesthorpe
- Leicester Union /Council Scattered Home, 109 St Saviour's Road, Leicester*
- Hostel for Working Girls / Short-stay Hostel, 136 Westcotes Drive, Leicester
- Residential Nursery, 140 Regent Road, Leicester
- 15 Nether Hall Road, Leicester
- 170 East Park Road, Leicester
- Leicester Union Scattered Home, 170 East Park Road, Leicester*
- Leicester Union /Council Scattered Home, 2 Dorothy Road, Leicester*
- 2 Tatlow Road, Braunstone Frith Esrate, Leicester
- The Lodge, 3 Mill Hill Lane, Leicester
- 346 Aylestone Road, Leicester
- 4 Chalgrove Walk, Rowlatt's Hill Estate, Leicester
- 400 Thurcaston Road, Leicester
- Leicester Union /Council Scattered Home, 50 Halstead Street, Leicester*
- Leicester Union/Council Receiving Home, 8-10 Mill Hill Lane, Leicester*
- Layton Road Children's Home, Frewin Street, Leicester
- Desford School for Boys / Polesbrook House, Markfield Lane, Desford, Leicester
- Leicester Industrial School for Boys, Markfield Lane, Desford, Leicester
- Hostel for Working Boys, The Oaks, Mill Hill Lane, Leicester
- Woodlands Assessment Centre / Remand Home, Wigston Lane, Aylestone, Leicester
- 40 Holmfield Avenue West, Leicester Forest East
- Reception Hostel, The Beeches, 195 Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest East
- 84 Station Road, Wigston
* 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 Leicester Council homes may exist at:
- The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH.
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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