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South Australia - Glossary Term

Child Rescue (c. 1870 - )

c. 1870
Social Movement
Alternative Names
  • Child Saving (Also known as)

Child rescue has been used to describe the beginnings of the child protection movement in the United Kingdom and United States in the 1870s and 1880s. At that time moves were made by charitable organisations and individuals to protect children from abuse and neglect. This movement influenced the eventual development of the first Children's Protection Act in South Australia in 1899.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George