然而，Pollock在她的书中被遗忘的孩子，是理论家的批评，说他们表现出歪曲的儿童忽视的观点。她用日记，她在研究报纸和自传，可但是，被看作是代表上层阶级的生活和条件。死如Victoria Climbie，谁不幸去世的2000儿童虐待，促使政府改变儿童保护程序。社会工作者、警察和医生在虐待期间一直保持联系，但儿童保护系统却失败了。调查她的死亡是由Lord Lamming、社会服务总监肯定有变化。有一个增加的重要性放在教育；男性和女性在教育领域增加偏析；孩子们保持在学校里的时间更长；学徒较持久；有一个增加的重要性，早期的宗教教育；孩子洗礼失去现实意义；襁褓越来越广泛的应用，到第十八世纪有在湿的护理实践下降。然而，这些变化很大程度上是外部变化。在这段时间里，他们很少告诉我们抚养孩子经历的方式，如果是这样的话。可以说，养育孩子更根本的方面，如是否有这一时期的“童年的概念”的出现，是否有越来越多的亲密关系，父母与子女间的关系，是否与父母的管教更加严厉，只能推测。联合国于1979宣布了“国际儿童年”加拿大阿尔伯塔论文代写:被遗忘的孩子，其中强调了儿童遭受的问题，包括贫穷和福祉。联合国儿童基金会的报告指出，英国是六类五个国家中排名垫底的第三个。
However, Pollock In her book Forgotten Children, is critical of theorists, stating they show a distorted view of child neglect. She uses diaries, newspapers and autobiographies in her research, which can however, be seen to be indicative of the upper classes lives and conditions only.Deaths like Victoria Climbie, who tragically died through child abuse in 2000, have prompted the government to make changes to child protection procedures. Social workers, police and doctors had all been in contact whilst the abuse had been going on, however the child protection system had failed. The enquiry into her death was performed by Lord Lamming, Chief Inspector of social services.Certainly there were changes. There was an increased importance placed on education; the increasing segregation of male and female spheres within education; children were maintained at school longer; apprenticeships were lasting longer; there was an increase in the importance of early religious instruction; child baptism lost its immediate-significance; swaddling becoming less widely used, and into the eighteenth century there was a decline in the practice of wet nursing. However, these changes are largely external changes. They tell us little about the way the "experience" of child rearing changed, if it did, during this period. Arguably, the more fundamental aspects of child-rearing, such as whether or not there was an emergence of a "concept of childhood" in this period, whether there was a growing intimacy between parents and children, and whether or not parental discipline became more severe, can only be speculated upon. The United Nations announced the International Year of the Child in 1979, which highlighted problems children were subjected to including poverty and well being. The UNICEF report found the UK to be the bottom third in five of the six categories.