Southwark London Borough Council Homes

Children's establishments run by Southwark London Borough Council.

Kent

  • Southwark Council Short-stay Home, 49 Hadresham, Holbrook Lane, Chislehurst†
  • Southwark Council Small Home, 53 Highfield Road, Chislehurst
  • Southwark Council Short-stay Home, Scathebury, 47 Holbrook Lane, Chislehurst†
  • Southwark Council Small Home, 17 The Drive, Sidcup
  • Children's Home, 60 Halfway Strett, Sidcup
  • Boys' Hostel, 60 Halfway Strett, Sidcup
  • Southwark Council Children's Home, 70-72 Halfway Street, Sidcup
  • Southwark Council Children's Home, 78-80 Halfway Street, Sidcup
  • Southwark Council Small Home, 8 Hadlow Road, Sidcup
  • Linden Nursery, The Hollies, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup*
  • Southwark Council Children's Home, The Hollies, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup†
  • Girls' Hostel Annexe, 134 Petersham Drive, St Paul's Cray
  • Southwark Council Small Home, 161 Petersham Drive, St Paul's Cray
  • Southwark Council Children's Home, 45-47 Petersham Drive, St Paul's Cray†
  • Girls' Hostel, 45-47 Petersham Drive, St Paul's Cray
  • Southwark Council Children's Home, 65 Leeson's Way, St Paul's Cray†
  • Hollyshaw Residential Nursery, Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells
  • Hollyshaw Residential Nursey, Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells

London (SE/SW Postal Areas)

  • Southwark Council Short-stay Home, 1 New Place Square, Bermondsey
  • Southwark Council Children's Home, 300 Ivydale Road, Brockley
  • Southwark Council Short-stay Home, 93 Herne Hill, Herne Hill
  • Southwark Council Reception Home, 2 Davey Street, Peckham
  • Southwark Council Short-stay Home, 212 Peckham Rye, Peckham
  • Southwark Council Short-stay Home, 42 Northchurch, Aylesbury Estate, Dawes Street, Southwark

Sussex

* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.
† indicates homes previously run by a county council.

Records

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 Southwark 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.