Establish where your care records might be held
A number of different voluntary, faith-based or local authority run organisations provided care for children over the years. Sometimes this involved a group living setting or a child being 'fostered' or 'boarded out' to a family. It might be called a children's home, a residential school, a List D School, Borstal, Approved School or Secure Unit. Sometimes the same establishment, or home, could be run by different organisations over time. Some of those establishments and organisations no longer exist. Children could sometimes move across a number of establishments over many years, some care settings existed over decades but changed hands - it can understandably be confusing for those seeking records.
If you are not sure who to contact, please get in touch with the Advance Payment Team for further advice or support.