In Need Of Care

1958 , Essex (County)

The work of the Children's Department of Essex County Council.

The work of the Children's Department of Essex County Council, is told as the story of a ten-year-old girl called Jenny. Jenny stands outside a small terraced house by a railway line. The commentary explains that her father is dead and that her mother hasn't been seen for a long time; to Jenny, she is dead also. Jenny is looked after by Aunt Amy, her mother's sister. Aunt Amy has four children and an invalid husband, therefore has to work to feed them all. She hasn't much time for Jenny, who is lonely and unhappy. Jenny wanders off for the day - as she often does. She is brought home by the police and a social worker. In a doorstep conversation, the social worker asks Aunt Amy questions about Jenny and her home. She is eventually invited in. Officials from the Children's Department are seen discussing Jenny's case. They decide that she should be taken into care and placed in children's home. The social worker leaves County Hall and collects Jenny. She takes her by car to the home, a large house in the countryside. Jenny is introduced to the matron. The film traces her first few weeks at the children's home, from the first evening when she was too frightened to take tea with the other children to her gradually settling down and taking part in the life of the home.

Featured Buildings

Essex County Hall, Chelmsford

Keywords

Child care; Children's homes; Local authorities; Social workers

Other Places

Chelmsford

Background Information

Although not mentioned in the film, the children's home is believed to be in Chelmsford.

Manifestations

In Need Of Care

  • Barcode
    INV384656
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:25
    Modification Date
    25/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734417
  • Barcode
    INV311732
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:25
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    725144
  • Barcode
    INV384582
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:25
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724337
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV385833
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:25
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    708602
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV215117
    Canonical Identifier
    1996/13
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:06
    Has Image
    N
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    neg
    Modification Date
    06/01/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    699588
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV295363
    Canonical Identifier
    1996/13
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:06
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    neg
    Modification Date
    06/01/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    699587
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV306428
    Canonical Identifier
    1996/13
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:13:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    05/01/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    699452
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV204566
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:35
    Has Sound
    Y
    Modification Date
    20/05/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    670727
    Sound
    sound
  • Barcode
    INV??1485
    Canonical Identifier
    B-304
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): dupe Picture: combined optical (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562353
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV281384
    Canonical Identifier
    A-183
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561024
    Sound
    sound

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