Skegby Hall School, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
On August 28th, 1946, the Skegby Hall Approved School for Junior Boys was formally certified for operation in premises at 40 Mansfield Road, Skegby, near Sutton in Ashfield. The School, which was managed by Nottinghamshire County Council, could accommodate up to 56 boys aged below their 13th birthday at their date of admission.
In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE). In recent times, the Home has become the subject of sexual abuse allegations by former inmates.
The property has now been converted to private housing.
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- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has some reports and other papers.
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- Hyland,Jim Yesterday's Answers: Yesterday's Answers: Development and Decline of Schools for Young Offenders (1993, Whiting and Birch)
- Millham, S, Bullock, R, and Cherrett, P After Grace — Teeth: a comparative study of the residential experience of boys in Approved Schools (1975, Chaucer Publishing)
- The Therapeutic Care Journal — has a number of articles relating to Approved Schools.
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