Children’s Homes

This site by Peter Higginbotham aims to provide information on all the many and varied institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. These establishments range from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, or with special needs, through to reformatories, industrial and approved schools, training ships, and hostels. As well as details of each home’s location, history etc. the site includes hundreds of historic images of the buildings and their inmates. This is an ongoing project with information on many more homes to be added.  Covers England, Isle of Man, Channel Isles, Wales, Scotland, Ireland plus details of homes in Canada, Australia and Jamaica. New

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