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Dr Chris Nottingham is Emeritus Reader in Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University. Part of his work on the history of the ‘insecure professions’ is a continuing collaboration on child protection with Dr Chris Robinson, who has worked with the RSSPCC/Children 1st and as an inspector of child care services for the Scottish Government. You can browse his blog contributions below.

From ‘Cruelty Men’ to ‘Rottweilers’: Child Protection in Scotland, 1960-1990

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Chris Nottingham, Glasgow Caledonian University VAHS Seminar, 7 November 2011 In the 1960s the officers of the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children were known as ‘Cruelty Men’ or simply ‘The Cruelty’. The officers – who … Continue reading

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