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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Young People
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When the Liberals brought in their welfare reforms, they were anxious to do as much as they could for young people. As a result, they brought in Education Acts which allowed local authorities to provide school meals and medical inspections. They also passed the Children Act in 1908 which provided protection for children in a range of areas.
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In this case study you are going to study a number of sources from the time. These sources will help you to investigate how far the Liberal reforms really helped young people.
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1. Public notices on the Children Act, 1909

* 2. Police report on children and drinking, 1910
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3. Menus under the Education (School Meals) Act

* 4. Report on the effects of school meals, 1907
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5. Report of an attack on a teacher

* 6. Letters on spectacles for children, 1908
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7. Medical inspection of children, London, 1911

* 8. Article on new school medical clinics, 1915
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You can use these case study sources in two ways:
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* All of the sources in this case study have been chosen to help you decide why people criticised the Liberal reforms and whether they were justified. These sources will be useful mainly for the 'Achievements' and 'Awkward' files, but there may be some useful material for the 'Attack' file as well. *
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* Study each source carefully - use the questions to help you get the most from the source. *
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* Choose sources which contain points Lloyd George can make from this source about Liberal achievements. *
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* Use the worksheet to make a note of sections he could quote in his speech. *
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Don't forget - if there are words or phrases in the sources which you cannot understand, try the glossary.
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