child welfare

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noun

social work aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

Nearby words

  1. child pornography,
  2. child psychiatry,
  3. child psychology,
  4. child restraint,
  5. child support,
  6. child wife,
  7. child's play,
  8. child, julia,
  9. child, lydia maria,
  10. child-abuse register

Origin of child welfare

First recorded in 1905–10

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