Liverpool Council Homes
Composite list of children's establishments run (at some time in their history) by Liverpool Council.
- Norley Bank School, Bag Lane, Norley, Northwich
- Sankey / Greystone Heath School, Stocks Lane, Sankey, Warrington
- Family Group Home, 1/3 Clieves Road, Kikby, Liverpool
- Working Boys' Home, 101 Shaw Street, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 12 Greenhill Avenue, Liverpool
- Fernlea Girls' Hostel / Children's Home, 123 Quarry Street, Woolton, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 19-21 Back Gillmoss Lane, Liverpool
- Kirkdale Day Industrial School, 2 Major Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 2 Warnerville Road, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 20 Rathmore Avenue, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 22 Coronation Drive, Liverpool
- Woolton Vale Remand Home, 239 Menlove Avenue, Woolton, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 27 Melling Road, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 30 Heaton Close, Liverpool
- Parkfield Children's Home, 30 Parkfield Road, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 30-32 Minver Roaad, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 31 Ternhall Road, Sparrow Hall Estate, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 35/37 Lydbury Crescent, Kirkby, Liverpool
- 4 Livingston Drive South, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 41 Balmoral Road, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 42 Alder Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool
- New Heys Reception /Assessment Centre, 470 Allerton Road, Allerton, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 5 Dewey Avenue, Liverpool
- Fulwood Park Residential Nursery, 5 Fulwood Park, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, 6 Regal Road, Liverpool
- Derwent House Remand Home, 61 Derwent Road, Liverpool
- St Christopher's Home for Girls, 7 Chesterfield Road, Liverpool
- 77 Park View Road, Croxteth, Liverpool
- 81 Queen's Drive, Liverpool
- Sydney House, 9 Linnet Lane, Liverpool
- 9 Rathmore Avenue, Liverpool
- Bond Street Day Industrial School, 99 Bond Street, Liverpool
- Children's Admission Unit, Acrefield Road, Liverpool
- Addison Street Day Industrial School, Addison Street, Liverpool
- Springcroft Children's Home, Aighburth Hall Avenue, Liverpool
- Boaler Assessment Centre, Boaler Street, Liverpool
- Westfield Children's Home / Training Centre, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool
- Dyson Hall Assessment Centre, Higher Lane, Liverpool
- Sunny Oak, Hughendon Road, Liverpool
- Liverpool Children's Admission Unit, Livingston Drive South, Liverpool
- West Derby Union / Liverpool Council Cottage Homes, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool*
- St Christopher's Special School for Girls, Mill View, 1 Chesterfield Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool
- Mornington House Welfare Home for Girls, Mornington Terrace, 31 Upper Duke Street, Liverpool
- South Corporation Day Industrial School, Northumberland Street, Liverpool
- Liverpool Union/Council Cottage Homes, Olive Mount, Mill Lane, Wavertree, Liverpool*
- Queensland Street Day Industrial School, Queensland Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool
- Hightown Truant/Industrial School for Boys, School Road, Hightown, Liverpool
- St Vincent's School, Shaftesbury House, Raven Meols Lane, Formby, Liverpool
- Mossfield Children's Home, Thingwall/Childwall Road, Liverpool
- St George's School for Roman Catholic Boys, West Lane, Freshfield, Formby, Liverpool
- Family Group Home, Liverpool
- St Aidan's Nautical School for Roman Catholic Boys, Norlands Lane, Farnworth, Widnes
* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.
The involvement of local authorities in the running of children's homes dates from 1930, when they took over the running of the poor relief system previously administered by Boards of Guardians. Surviving records for council-run children's homes may be 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.
Locating local authority records has been complicated by the various local government reorganizations that have taken place in recent times, such as the abolition of the London County Council in 1965, and the major nationwide restructuring in 1974 in which many administrative areas were created, amended or eliminated.
Older records may sometimes be placed with the relevant county or borough record office. Many of these repositories 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 Liverpool Council homes may exist at:
- Liverpool Archives, 3rd Floor, Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW.
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.
- Cooke, Allan Institutionalized in a Children's Home: Skellow Hall 1950-1963 — a true story of a child and children in a home (2012, Authorhouse)
- Cummings, Les Forgotten: The Heartrending Story of Life in a Children's Home
- Limbrick, Gudrun The Children of the Homes: a century of Erdington Cottage Homes
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