Stoke on Trent Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Stoke on Trent Borough Council.
- Family Group Home, 14A Pembridge Road, Stoke on Trent
- 2 Abbey Road, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent
- Family Group Home, 36 Red House Crescent, Stoke on Trent
- 6 Baden Road, Smallthorne, Stoke on Trent
- Reception Home, 6 St Christopher Avenue, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent
- Family Group Home, Holly Bank House, Oakhill, Stoke on Trent
- Working Boys' Home, Park Terrace, Stoke on Trent
- Grove Residential Nursery, The Avenue, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent
- The Avenue, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent
- Home for Working Boys, 2 Stanley Street, Tunstall
- Hostel for Girls, Tunstall
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 Stoke on Trent Council homes may exist at:
- Stoke on Trent City Archives, Hanley Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent ST1 3RS.
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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