Dating back to 1874, the archive contains 500,000 images and 300 films of the visual history of the organisation, including our work overseas in Canada and Australia.
The archive handles some 2,000 requests annually, searching photographs of former residents as well as responding to the needs of the media, publishers, photographic/film archive researchers, historians or just about anyone interested in our archive material. In order to enhance the archive and create a future beyond the millennium we are asking former residents to donate their old unwanted prints and films, creating a more complete story of the social history of our times.
The service is based at Barkingside and can provide videos, leaflets, posters, postcards, booklets or information about the archive.
For any enquiries regarding children who were in residential and foster care please contact Making Connections.