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No child worker under 9 years of age. Re-publication in any form is subject to written permission.
All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3. A Factory Inspectorate was finally established in 1833 but again had little impact until much later. Design a poster to campaign against, or for, child labour in the factories. The period of the Industrial Revolution witnessed unprecedented changes and transitions in society.
What kind of factory is the boy working in? How old do you think he is? Pupils could also be encouraged to look at the evidence with a critical approach. European history. JPs were to enforce the Act.
Not all factory owners kept their workers in bad conditions however. Robert Owen, who owned a cotton mill in Lanark, Scotland, built the village of New Lanark for his workers. How successful was the 1833 Factory Act at solving the problem of children working in factories?
Here they had access to schools, doctors and there was a house for each family who worked in his mills. Skip to Main Content.
I intend to expand this topic later. Young people aged between 8 and 13 had to receive a minimum of 10 hours of education per week.