Child Saving Movement in Britain
The work is to be 6 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. They held to the fact that children had the right to be protected the same way adults were protected (Behlmer1 1982, p7). The child saving movement began in England in the 1860s. It began as a charitable movement but later in the 1890s it professionalized in child welfare work. As it progressed, the work was filled with educated professionals rather than volunteers. The child savers brought about a new realization of humanism in their duties. Hendrik noted that it was gratifying to consider the children’s social welfare (Muncie & Hughes 2002, 22).The invention of the juvenile courts was among the achievements of the child savers (Clarke 1985). The court was founded on capital principles. They exempted themselves from being accountable for the children’s behavior and maintained the fact that the children were not fully developed and in a position to rehabilitate faster than the adults. The juvenile court was responsible for charging the young offenders. The court was on the idea that mothers should not treat their children by harsh measures in the ranks on crime and vice. They should deal with them as children and wards. The child savers felt that the juvenile court executed traditional legal policies with more efficiency and flexibility (Platt 1969, p194). There the courts were responsible for dealing with children who were found on the wrong side of the law and those who were indiscipline. They had the cases of the children and ruled them with just considering both sides of the cases. They did not favor the children rather sentenced those whose charges were approved and took them to probation centers or jail schools. The institutions were meant to help the children change their vices and adapt new virtues.The organizations focused mainly on children in the family rather than the family in general. They were ready to intervene in private matters of the family in order to save children. .