L. came from a poor home. Her father had been an invalid for the last 6 years of his life and her mother was very deaf and rather simple minded. The children were becoming unruly and disobedient because the mother was unable to manage them properly. It was felt necessary for L. to be removed from her home because as she grew older without firm parental control, she might face danger and temptation. The girl was admitted to St Agnes' Home, Mirfield on 12 June 1903. The bulk of correspondence in the file concerns L's life on leaving St Agnes' Home. She was discovered to be "feeble minded" and the authorities at Mirfield were anxious for her to enter a special home for girls with similar disabilities. It was hoped to avoid returning her to her family as the environment was considered morally dangerous and it was feared that she would be "ruined". Unfortunately the financial position of the Society meant that they were unable to guarantee money to maintain L. for the rest of her life (which was a requirement of many Homes for the feeble minded), and so they were in favour of letting the Poor Law authorities take care of the girl. There was some administrative difficulty in dealing with the Poor Law authorities but eventually they accepted L. as their responsibility and on 28 July 1911 she was removed by the Poor Law Guardians and transferred to a Home for the Feeble Minded in Kent.