Care records from voluntary and third sector organisations
Many of the large national charities and voluntary organisations that provided care services have their own archives and staff who can help you to find information regarding your time in their care. Requests should be in writing, by letter or by email, sometimes via a form on-line using the contact details below Phone contact details are provided where available, should you wish to discuss the process to access your records with the relevant organisation.
Aberlour Child Care Trust: Complete their online form via this link that is then submitted online:
Online: access your records
Address: Aberlour Child Care Trust, 36 Park Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2JR
Phone: 0800 085 6150
Action for Children: also formally known as National Children's homes (Methodist). Download, complete and either post or email an 'access to records' request form that is available online:
Address: Action for Children, Access to Records Service, 231 Camberwell New Road, Camberwell, SE5 0TH
Phone: 0207 701 1144
Barnardos:Download, print, complete and either post or email their 'Making Connections Enquiry Form' that is available online:
Online: former barnardos children
Address: Making Connections, Barnardo's, 140 Balaam Street, London, E13 8RD
Phone: 0208 552 1004
Children 1st: (also formally known as the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSPCC):Download and complete their 'subject access request form' which can be returned by post or email::
Online: children1st historical records
Write: F.A.O. Information Governance Officer, Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT, marking the envelope 'Private and Confidential'.
Phone: 0131 446 2300
CrossReach (sometimes known as Church of Scotland homes): If you were in a care home run by the Church of Scotland, you can make a request in writing to CrossReach. This can be done by completing their form online. You can also contact them by telephone, email or by post if you have any queries:
Online: CrossReach contact page
Address: CrossReach, Charis House, 47 Milton Road East,
Edinburgh, EH15 2SR
Phone: 0131 657 2000
Dean and Cauvin Young People's Trust: Email or write to the Trust.
Write: Dean and Cauvin Young People's Trust, 68 St Johns Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 8AT
Phone: 0131 316 4994
Kibble: Download and complete their 'subject access request form' which can be returned by post or email:
Write: Information & Records Officer, Kibble Education and Care Centre, Goudie Street, Paisley, PA3 2LG
Phone: 0141 889 0044
Rossie: Download and complete their 'subject access request' form which can be returned by post or email:
Write: Service Manager, Management Support, Rossie, Montrose, DD1 9TS
Phone: 01674 820204
RSPCC (In more recent years, the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSPCC) changed their name to Children 1st):Children 1st should be contacted to arrange access to all former RSPCC files. Refer above for the contact details for Children 1st.
The Sailors' Society - Lagarie : Contact their Aftercare and Safeguarding Team:
Address: Aftercare and Safeguarding Team, Sailors' Society, Seafarer House, 74 St Annes Road, Southampton, SO19 9FF
Phone: 07565 903377
Lagarie was open from 1949 – 1982. Unfortunately, records are limited but they do have some organisation records, some organisational magazines and reports where occasionally a child/family might be mentioned. If you lived here and were of school age at the time, your name may be on a primary or secondary school register. It is best if you phone the Advance Payment Team to discuss your circumstances.
Quarriers:A records request can be made by completing the 'records enquiry' form available online or by writing via email or post:
Address: Quarriers, Safeguarding and Aftercare Team, Quarriers Head Office, Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3SX
Phone: 01505 616120