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Baroness Lucy FAITHFULL

Member of the House of Lords

Baroness Lucy FAITHFULL, Member of the House of Lords. OBE, 1970; Honorary Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1973; Honorary Doctor of Literature, Warwick University, 1978. Vice-President, Bamardos; Honorary Member, Council, NSPCC; Honorary Member, British Paediatric Association; Trustee, Gracewell Clinic, Birmingham, United Kingdom.


FAITHFULL, Baroness Lucy was born on December 26, 1910. Daughter of the late Sydney Leigh Faithfull (Deed.


Bournemouth High School.


House of Lords, since 1976. Former member, Swan Committee. Member, Fisher Committee.

Chairman, Committee on New Approaches to Juvenile Crime, since 1982. Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group for Children, since 1982. Professional career: Sub-Warden, Birmingham Settlement, 1933-1935.

London County Council Education Department, 1935-1940. Regional Welfare Officer, Ministry of Health, 1940-1948. Inspector, Children's Department, Home Office, 1948-1958.

Children's Officer, Oxford City, 1958-1970. Director of Social Services, Oxford City, 1970-1974. Council member. Doctor Barnardo’s.

Governor, Bessel Leigh School of Maladjusted Children. Governor, Caldecott Community, Kent.


Church of England.


Vice-President, Bamardos. Honorary Member, Council, NSPCC. Honorary Member, British Paediatric Association.

Trustee, Gracewell Clinic, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Clubs: National Inst, of Social Work (Fmr. Council); National Adoption Socy.

(President); British Association, of Adoption and Fostering (Vice-President). National Children's Bureau (President).


  • Other Interests

    Law and order, juvenile delinquency, prison population, child and family care, race relations, National Trust, charity law.


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the late Sydney Leigh Faithfull (Deed. 1916)