chapter  8
CARE OF DEPRIVED CHILDREN
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Eventhemostrigidofguardianscouldhardlyblamethechildren fortheirplight,anditwasamongsomeofthemoreenlightened thatanewpolicybegantoappear.Inorderthatchildrenshould havesomehoursadayattheirlessons,guardiansby1844were encouragedtoemployandpayworkhouseteachers,butfewtook advantageofthisandthosethatdidoftenfailedtoemploycapable orqualifiedones.AnActin1862gaveguardiansthepowertopay fortheeducationofpauperchildreninthevoluntaryschools.This wasmainlyintendedasameansofeducatingchildrenwhose parentswereonpoorreliefeitherintheworkhouseoroutofit,but itcouldhavebeenappliedtothe'childrenoftheState'aswelLIt alsowaslittleused.