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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Young People
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Soon after they came to power the Liberals introduced a wide range of welfare reforms. Many of their most important reforms concerned children.
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In this case study you are going to study a number of sources from the time. These sources will help you to decide why the Liberals thought measures were needed to help and protect children.
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1. Notes on children's health in London, 1903

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2. Letter on children's health in Leeds, 1903

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3. Letter on children's health, Blackburn, 1903

* 4. Working class housing in Liverpool, 1900s
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5. Call to introduce school meals

* 6. Evidence on employment of children, 1906
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7. Letter on wage earning children, 1907

* 8. Byelaws relating to children, 1908
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You can use these case study sources in two ways:
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* All of the sources in this case study have been chosen to help you decide why the Liberals brought in measures to help children. If you are tackling the Big Question Part 1 you should: *
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* Study each source carefully - use the questions to help you get the most from the source. *
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* Look at the list of possible reasons in Part 1 of the Big Question. *
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* Decide which reasons are supported or contradicted by the source. *
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* If you want to get some practice on examination type questions, just click on the Practice Questions button.

Don't forget - if there are words or phrases in the sources which you cannot understand, try the glossary!
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