- social welfare, British
- the local-authority practice of placing a client in a foster family or voluntary establishment and paying for it
- (as modifier)boarding-out allowances
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Examples from the Web for boarding out
During 1866-9 the alternative of "boarding-out" children in private families at 4s.
Regulations for the boarding-out of pauper lunatics first appear in the Act of 1889.
At one time there was no stronger advocate of boarding-out than myself.
In fact, in some villages, I found "boarding-out" a staple industry.
Boarding-out beyond the union had been first regulated by the Order of 25th November 1870.