Saving the Children of Shoreditch: Lady Cynthia Colville and needy families in East London, c.1900-1960

Bradley, Kate (2017) Saving the Children of Shoreditch: Lady Cynthia Colville and needy families in East London, c.1900-1960. Law, Crime and History, 7 (1). pp. 145-163. ISSN 2045-9238. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This article approaches the question of the ‘child at risk’ through the case of an elite individual who became involved in infant welfare and the juvenile courts: Lady Cynthia Colville. Colville entered into voluntary social work as an activity ‘appropriate’ for a woman of her standing. With her appointment as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Mary, the already very well-connected Colville had unrivalled access to the Royal Household for promoting the interests of her charities. The case of Colville provides a point of intersection for the historiographies on gender, class, welfare, and crime, and fresh insight into the relationship between ‘innovation’ in social work and the established social order.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: social work, juvenile delinquency, infant welfare, England, London, Shoreditch, social reform, class, elites, voluntary work, families, children and young people, royal family
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV27 Philanthropists
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV9069 Delinquency studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Kate Bradley
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 20:15 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 13:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58881 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bradley, Kate: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9855-4014
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