Welcome to the Child Care History Network
The Child Care History Network aims to use the vast resources of the past to help promote the highest standards of service for children and young people and their familes Now, and in the future
- Actively promoting interest in the history of services for children and young people and their families
- Identifying and encouraging the preservation of evidence and information concerning the history of services for children and young people;
- Initiating, encouraging and supporting research into the history of child care and related areas;
- Encouraging the application of lessons we learn by examining past experience to child and youth care policy development and practice.
Child care history begins at home
Eleanor Roosevelt visits a Waifs and Strays nursery in rural Gloucestershire during World War II.
An oral history
2015 Leeds Conference Recordings
"CHILDREN’S HOMES, PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE" -
Call for Papers: 24 June 2016
Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care
Call for papers
Child Care and History
“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to theirancestors.” - Edmund Burke