Leicestershire County Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Leicestershire County Council.
- Ashby-de-la-Zouch Union / Leicestershire Council Home, Burton Road, Ashby de la Zouch*
- Barrow-upon-Soar Union / Leicestershire Council Home, Rothley, Barrow upon Soar*
- The Holt Reception Home, Birstall
- 44 Smith Crescent, Coalville
- Desford School for Boys / Polesbrook House, Markfield Lane, Desford, Leicester
- Wynthorpe, 84 Westcotes Drive, Leicester
- Tatmarsh House, Loughborough
- Leicestershire Council Home, 49 Crescent Road, Lutterworth
- Rose Hill, Market Harborough
- The Poplars, The Poplars, Leicester Road, Market Harborough
- Melton Mowbray Union / Leicestershire Council Home, Brookfield House, 1 Snow Hill, Melton Mowbray*
- 42 St Mary's Road, Sileby
- Sileby Hall, Sileby
- The Manor House, Syston
- Leicestershire Council Home, Hemp Pit Hill, Woodhouse Eaves
* 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 Leicestershire 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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