Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Case files

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About 22,500 children were looked after by the Waifs and Strays' Society between 1882 - 1918. You can search through summaries and transcriptions of a selection of these children's case files here - or browse through them by subject keyword.

Discover a little more about the case files here.

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