Records of Hampstead War Emergency Home

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

These are the records of the War Emergency Home, Hampstead, 1941-1945.

The records contain personal and sensitive material and therefore are closed under the Data Protection Act.

The records are arranged as follows:

WEH/1 Case Book 'Children Hampstead', August 1941- July 1945

Administrative / Biographical History

The War Emergency Home in Hampstead was opened by The Salvation Army in 1941 to provide temporary residence for children.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is closed to the general public. Records of a personal nature relating to identified individuals are closed for the lifespan of the individual. When it is not possible to establish whether an individual has died, a closure period of 75 years (if the individual was an adult when the record was created) or 100 years (if the individual was a child when the record was created) is imposed under the Data Protection Act [1998]. Former residents can apply for access to their own records. Please enquire for details. Open files can be viewed in the reading room of The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, open Tue-Fri 9.30-4.00. To make an appointment or to enquire about your own records, phone: 0207 326 7800; or email: heritage@salvationarmy.org.uk.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue is available in the reading room of the International Heritage Centre.