Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Chiswick Receiving Home

No image of this Home exists in the Children's Society Archive. If you have an image of this home please let us know at hlr@childsoc.org.uk.

Chiswick Receiving Home

Chiswick, London

(1939 - 1940)

There is very little information about the Chiswick Receiving Home. It is assumed that the Home opened at the outbreak of the Second World War but closed shortly afterwards as it was no longer required.

Receiving Homes provided temporary accommodation (of about four to six weeks) for children prior to their being boarded out or being sent to other Homes. During this time any infections diseases or other problems would be identified. Children would be provided with clothes prior to their departure.

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