Teesside Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Teesside Borough Council.
- St Ursula's Home for Girls, 4 Gainford Road, Billingham
- St Peter's School for Boys, Main Road, Gainford
- Hartburn Nursery, Hartburn†
- Castle School for Boys, Front Street, Stanhope
- Teesside Council Home, 44-50 Windsor Road, Stockton on Tees†
North Riding of Yorkshire
- Teesside Council Home, 1 Loxley Road, Thorntree, Middlesbrough
- Middlesbrough Remand Home, 18 Farndale Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, 3 Hartburn Lane, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Beechwood, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Broomlands, Middlesbrough
- Broomlands Cottage Homes, Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Cherry Tree House, 27 Clynes Road, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Croft Avenue, Middlesbrough
- Boys' Hostel, Cumberland House, Chelmsford Road, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Easterside, Middlesbrough
- Eston House Nursey, Eston, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Pallister Park, Gribdale Road, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Park End, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Saltersgill, Hoyland Road, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Whinney Banks, Middlesbrough
- Teesside Council Home, Byland Close, Redcar
- Teesside Council Home, Grosmont Close, Redcar
- Teesside Council Home, Princess Avenue, Stockton on Tees
- Thornaby Home and Residential Nursery, Thorntree House, Stockton on Tees†
† indicates homes previously run by a county council.
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 Teesside Council homes may exist at:
- Teesside Archives, Exchange House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough TS1 1DB.
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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