Reference ED 136/114
Title Advisory Committee on the evacuation of schoolchildren, minutes of meetings
Former Department Reference 2107
Government Department Board of Education
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Transport and travel, Families and relationships
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Official Correspondence, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide, Region 5: London
Locations Barrow, Berwick-on-Tweed, Bexley, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bognor Regis, Brentford, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Chingford, Chiswick, Crayford, Croydon, Cumberland, Dagenham, Dartford, Deal, Devonshire, Durham, Ealing, Enfield, Erith, Essex, Felling, Folkestone, Gateshead, Great Yarmouth, Hebburn, Hornchurch, Hythe, India, Jarrow, Kent, Kettering, Littlehampton, London, Lowestoft, Luton, Manchester, Merton, Middlesex, Mitcham, Morden, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newhaven, Norfolk, North Riding of Yorkshire, Northumberland, Portland, Salisbury, Sheringham, South Shields, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Swanscombe, Swansea, Todmorden, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Waltham Holy Cross, Wanstead, Westmorland, Weymouth, Whickham, Wimbledon, Wood Green, Woodford
Organisations Advisory Committee on the Evacuation of School Children, Anderson Committee, Association of Education Committees, Association of Municipal Corporations, Borough Councils, British Army, British Broadcasting Corporation, Care Committees, Central Emergency Committee for Nursing, Central Emergency Committee of the British Medical Association, Central Medical War Committee, Central Midwives Board, Clothing Sub-Committee, County Councils, Drafting Sub-Committee, House of Commons, Local Education Authorities, Local Welfare Committees, National Fire Service, Propaganda Sub-Committee, Public Assistance Authorities, Publicity Sub-Committee, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Sub-Committee on Expectant Mothers, Territorial and Auxiliary Forces, Town Councils, Unemployment Assistance Board, Women's Institute, Women's Land Army, Women's Voluntary Service


A file relating to the British government's evacuation scheme. Subjects covered in the file include accommodation, healthcare, food, transport, and clothing provisions for child evacuees; financial compensation for householders; emergency procedures for the evacuation of children; housing for expectant mothers; and school closures. Documents in the file include a discussion of the National Registration Scheme to identify child evacuees; a discussion of raising teachers' salaries to the level of civil servants; a discussion of notice periods for parents to prepare their children for evacuation; and statistical tables on the number of people evacuated. Other subjects discussed include the issue of parents wishing to return their children to evacuated areas during the holidays; the prospect for radio broadcasts to inform teachers and parents of evacuation procedures; volunteering by women in the billets to assist in domestic work; military exemptions for teachers; and voluntary work by teachers as air raid wardens.


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