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Children's services

In April 1956 young residents at a Dr Barnado's children's home are taken out by a nursery student.
In April 1956 young residents at a Dr Barnado's children's home are taken out by a nursery student.
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Legislative measures for the protection of children were consolidated during the 1930s. The first Children and Young Persons Act of 1933 protected children from cruelty and harmful employment conditions. As society changed, new policies were needed in all areas of children's services.

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Further reading

  • Land, A., Lowe, R. & Whiteside, N., The Development of the Welfare State 1939-1951 A Guide to Document in the Public Record Office (London: HMSO, 1992)
  • Bridgen, P & Lowe, R., Policy under the Conservatives 1951-1964 A Guide to Documents in the Public Record Office (Kew: Public Record Office, 1998)
  • Glennerster, H., British Social Policy since 1945 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995)
  • Lowe, R., The Welfare State in Britain since 1945 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993)