Children’s Refuge in London

One of London’s newer museums is the Foundling Hospital, which opened in 2003. The hospital was founded in the 18th century by a group of artists, musicians and aristocrats to look after babies who would otherwise be left to die.

At the time, London didn’t have anywhere to take care of abandoned children. Many hospitals refused to take in children unless their parents could show that they were legitimate. As a result, thousands of children were left to die on the streets of London each year…

The whole article: Children’s Refuge in London (pdf)

Bridge May-June 2010