Newcastle upon Tyne Council Homes

Children's establishments run (at some time in their history) by Newcastle upon Tyne Council.

  • Hostel, 1 Gill Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 1 Tankervill terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 12 Chevin Close, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 12 Slatyford Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 14 Chalfont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 17 Liddle Court, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 17 Mead Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 17 St Oswald's Green, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 18 Birnham Place, Montague Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 21 Staithes Avenue, Lonbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 221 Woodstock Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 23 Wasdale Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 25 Gofton Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Benton Grange School, 4 Benton Park Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Sunnycrest Hostel, 49 Scrogg Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 5 Hartburn Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 8 Gloucester Way, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, 8 Iona Place, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Theresa Russell Hall Boys' Hostel, Adderstone Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Wincomblee Hostel, Airey Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Axwell Park School, Axwell Park, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Receiving Home, Benwell View, Bentwick Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Fernwood Reception Centre, Clayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Priorsdale Hostel, Clayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Family Group Home, Clifton Mount, Grainger Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Clifton Mount Residential Nursery, Grainger Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Receiving Home, Grindon, Humphrey Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne Union Home, Myrtle Cottage, Bentinck Road, Newcastle upon Tyne*
  • Coupland House Hostel, Shields Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Summerhill Hostel, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Kingsley House Hostel, Westmorland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Whiteleas Hostel, Whitehouse Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne Union/Council Cottage Homes, Louisville, North Road, Ponteland*
  • Castle Ward Union Home, Ponteland*

* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.

Records

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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

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