World War Two ‘hardened attitudes’ to children in care

The experience of World War Two hardened attitudes to children in care in post-war Britain, the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has heard.

Professor Roger Bullock, a care history expert, is giving evidence about how attitudes have changed since 1945.

He said most adults had military or boarding school experience so were less sympathetic to children in care homes.

The £6.5m inquiry is examining allegations of child abuse in Jersey’s care system from 1945 to the present.

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