Digital copy of a Digest by Robert Shaw of the Report of the Care of Children Committee 1946.

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February 1st 2011 - February 1st 2011

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Provides a summary of the Report of the Care of Children Committee (1946), chaired by Dame Myra Curtis and appointed following Sir William Monckton's Report into the death of Dennis O'Neill in foster care in 1945 to report on the future of services for children in any form of out of home care. Sets out the key points of the Report and comments on the contents of the Report including: the introduction, Section I regarding existing statutory provision and administrative arrangements, and Section II regarding how children are cared for now. Also includes comments about matters covered including: adoption, boarding out, private fostering, institutions (residential communities), approved schools, remand homes, after care, local authority hostels, provision for mentally defective children, provision for physically handicapped children and emigration. Finishes with a discussion about the Report and references.


Alpert, S W
Banner, G
Berridge, D
Britton, C
Brosse, T
Burn, M
Cawson, P
Cleaver, H
Curtis, Myra
Crowther, M A
Deming, W E
Fanshel, D
Gibbs, P
Hickson, S
King, R D
Lyward, George
Martell, M
Monckton, Sir William
Nicholson, J
O'Neill, Dennis
O'Neill, Terence
Parker, R A
Raynes, N V
Reynolds, B J
Rose, Gordon, Dr
Shinn, E B
Taylor, D
Titmuss, Richard
Tizard, J
Volkov, P
Wiener, A
Wiener, E
Wills, David
Winnicott, D W, Dr
Care of Children Committee
Child Life Protection Department
Home Office
Juvenile Employment Bureau
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Pensions


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