About 22,500 children were looked after by the Waifs and Strays' Society between its foundation in 1881 and the end of the First World War in 1918. A selection of these children's files are available here, in full - but fully anonymised.
Spreading the word of the Society's good works has always been important. Here you can browse through the supporter magazines Our Waifs and Strays and Brothers and Sisters. You can also look through some of the other Society publications, including a set of the Annual Reports.