Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Change and continuity in children's services$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Roy Parker

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447322221

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447322221.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 17 April 2021

From boarding-out to foster care*

From boarding-out to foster care*

Chapter:
(p.35) Chapter 3 From boarding-out to foster care*
Source:
Change and continuity in children's services
Author(s):

Roy Parker

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322221.003.0003

The chapter describes and explains the slow development of boarding-out from the 1870s until the outbreak of the Second World War. The principal reasons were threefold. First, there was the considerable investment in institutional provision in both the public and voluntary systems. Secondly, there were the misgivings held by the Local Government Board and their successor the Ministry of Health. Thirdly, in both sectors there was the wish to retain control over what happened to the children and the conviction that this could not be ensured in foster homes. Although gradual progress had been made foster care did not become the favoured option until after the establishment of children’s departments in 1948. Yet there was still slow progress until the mid-80s, the reasons for which, and for its subsequent expansion, are elaborated.

Keywords:   trends, misgivings, war, promotion, assessment

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.