Reforms to help the young

Education (Provision of Meals) Act 1906

The successes of this were:

  • free school meals were provided for all
  • this replaced the charity involvement

The limitations of this were:

  • health deteriorated again during school holidays
  • it was costly for the Government

Education (Administrative Provisions) Act 1907

The successes of this were:

  • school children recieved free medical inspections during their school years
  • free treatments were given to school children after 1912

The limitation of this was:

  • many local authorities did not provide this service

Children’s (The Children's Charter) Act 1908

The successes of this were:

  • children were banned from begging
  • juvenile courts and borstals were established to separate adult and child offenders

The limitation of this was:

  • the Children's Charter did little to deal with the causes of juvenile crime