Welcome! The Children's Homes website aims to provide information on all the many and varied institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. They 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 many maps, census listings, and hundreds of historic images of the buildings and their inmates.
To find a particular institution, organization or locality, use the menu bar at the left, or the Search box near the top of the screen.
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