Welcome to FamilyConnect
The care leaver section of our website aims to provide straightforward, step-by-step guides to aspects of connecting with your personal history – including searching for records and making contact with family members you have lost touch with.
We know this process can prompt strong emotions. That’s why we’ve taken care to ensure each category below supports you with both the practical and emotional aspects of investigating your personal history.
The categories are organised by trying to think about the most common reasons adults might visit our site and the steps they might work through. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, however, we recommend starting with the section things to consider.