Influence of elizabethan poor laws


  • Describe the Elizabethan Poor Laws of 1601 and how the laws affected the treatment of children.
  • Identify two ways the treatment of children has changed since the Elizabethan Poor Laws.
  • View the Hernandez Family video, located in the Learning Resources, and explain how the responsibility of the social worker to protect the rights of the child can be applied to this case.


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