Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Articles

History of the Waifs and Strays Society

History of the Waifs and Strays' Society

A brief description of how the Waifs and Strays' Society was founded, and the link the with The Children's Society as it is today.

Biography of Edward Rudolf

Biography of Edward Rudolf

This is a short biography of the early life of Edward Rudolf, founder of the Waifs and Strays' Society, now called The Children's Society.

Poverty and Families in the Victorian Era

Poverty and Families in the Victorian Era

What caused poverty in Victorian Britain, and how this affected families and children.

Poverty and Juvenile Crime

Poverty and Juvenile Crime

How poverty in Victorian Britain lead children into lives of crime, and what the lives of child criminals and prisoners was like.

Ragged Schools, Industrial Schools and Reformatories

Ragged Schools, Industrial Schools and Reformatories

How some poor children were dealt with by the Victorian system.



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