When Forhill house closed in 1987 the staff were re-deployed across the city to different childrens homes and centres. I worked at St John's childrens home in Gravelly Hill Erdington with a chap called Mick who lived in one of the staff houses at Forhill.Hi Astonian,
Cannot remember that name off hand and I knew a lot of staff there over the years but was quite young the first time I lived there (parents worked there). I am still in touch with some people. Have also bumped into a few of the lads who were in there too..I am interested in the history of the place but cannot find much, have seen a few helpful threads on here but would like to know more about its past. We first moved to the Staff Houses in 1974. Best wishes Zed
Hi Mary. There's an inspection report listed by National Archives which you can obtain. It's not yet digitised so you'd have to request a copy and would be charged for. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2277547hi would like to hear anything you know about that place and about the head of the home. i know lads that spent time in there and i have been told some bad things about that place and what went on there.