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Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions

WARNING: This website contains confronting and disturbing content, and names and images of deceased people. It may not be suitable for children under 15 years. Many of the historical images show an official, sanitised view which did not reflect reality. The faces of some adolescents have been blurred to protect privacy.


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An empty playroom with chairs and large stuffed animals.

Play and childhood are inextricably connected but how do you play in a Children's Home?

Here, some of those who grew up in Children's Homes and institutions remember playtime.

'I never owned a doll or teddy bear ...'