Dr Barnardo's

This guide was last updated in 2012

Thomas Barnardo opened his first children’s home in 1870 at Stepney, with the number of homes eventually running into the hundreds.

The Barnardo’s website (www.barnardos.org.uk) gives information on the location and fate of all the former homes, the last of which closed in 1989. Barnardo’s offer various record look-up services. Barnardo’s also holds the records of a few other organisations such as the Children’s Aid Society and the Macpherson Homes.


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