Catalogue description Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security: Approved Schools and Remand and Voluntary Homes: Files (CHR Symbol Series)

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Reference: BN 62
Title: Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security: Approved Schools and Remand and Voluntary Homes: Files (CHR Symbol Series)
Description:

This series contains files relating to Home Office Children's Department and successors and successors inspectors' visits to approved schools and remand and voluntary homes run by local authorities and various voluntary bodies.

General files deal with routine visits to the homes; full inspection files deal with all aspects in depth. Special visits were made to investigate unrest among staff and absconders, and cases of indecency.

Copies of the Approved Schools Bulletin are also included in the series.

Date: 1897-1990
Arrangement:

This series originated in the Home Office in 1949 when the system of registering files under a series of symbols (eg CHR) began to replace the older system whereby files were given a simple six-figure reference number.

The CHR file reference number includes a unique number for each school or home. From 1960 onwards, CHR symbol series files often have the year of creation of the file as the first numerical element of the file reference.

Related material:

Records of approved schools etc. are in HO 349

Files about individual schools are in HO 360

Finance files of the Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security are in HO 362

Other inspectors' reports are in HO 366

For Home Office Children's Office files see MH 102

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: CHR Symbols file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 3554 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to closure for periods up to 100 years
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Health and Social Security , from 1987

Accruals: Series is accruing

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