Liberal Reforms for Children

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FREE SCHOOL MEALS 1906

DESCRIPTION

Free meals given to children from the poorest families

PROS

By 1914 150,000 children having a free, daily meal

CONS

Had to be paid for by local councils
Weren't mandatory

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SCHOOL MEDICAL INSPECTIONS 1907

DESCRIPTION

Doctors and nurses visited schools for free medical checksand advice on treatment

PROS

Children checked and parents informed of any treatment necessary

CONS

Treatment still had to be paid for, so many children still went untreated

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CHILDRENS ACT/CHARTER

DESCRIPTION

Children became protected people, homes were inspected, juvenile courts setup, cruelty was punished

PROS

Parents could be prosecuted for cruelty
Children recieved better treatment at home/in childrens homes

CONS

None

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SCHOOL CLINICS 1912

DESCRIPTION

Network of school clinics set up that provided free medical treatment for children

PROS

Many parents had't been able to pay for recommended treatment

CONS

Quality of care depended on which council you lived in

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