According to government reports (Signposts 2004, pp.183-184), Darlington Cottage was a large house, able to accommodate up to 10 boys at one time. By 1977, it had become part of the Hillston detention centre and in 1980 was described as a 'half-way house' of Hillston, with boys' progress at school and socially at Darlington being 'closely monitored' and reviewed weekly, according to reports in 1982.
After Hillston closed in 1983, Darlington remained as a government-run Home.
21 November 2014
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