Items in the Planning of Evacuation(Chapter III)
- Arrangements for road transport for expectant mothers, blind persons and physically handicapped children.
- The registration of expectant mothers at maternity and child welfare centres, the issue of permits for different types of transport, and the maintenance of a 'live' register of mothers within one month of confinement.
- The enrolment and organisation of an adequate number of teachers and helpers to travel with the schoolchildren.
- Advising all parents of the luggage and clothing to be taken by children.
- Arrangements for assembly points, entraining and detraining stations, including the organisation of reception staff (with armlets).
- The provision at railway stations and for the journey of water supplies and first aid and sanitary facilities.
- The production and distribution by the London County Council of a complete terminology of evacuation issued to prevent misunderstanding.
- The distribution of an evacuation pamphlet for mothers and children, including a number printed in Greek for Cypriots in Soho.
- Arrangements for a special registration day in London for the Jewish community.
- Rehearsals by London schools in methods of crossing roads (demonstrations of 'wave' crossing).
- Provision and distribution of emergency food rations (meat, milk, biscuits, chocolate and carrier bag) for forty-eight hours through the Food (Defence) Plans Department, and the subsequent increase of food supplies in reception districts.
- Arrangements with the police to control entraining and detraining at main stations.;
- Preparation of billeting forms and notices, appointment warrants, identity labels, final warning notices, telegrams, posters, wireless, press and cinema notices and arrangements for loud-speaker vans.
- The organisation of petrol supplies for road transport at detraining stations.
- Arrangements for the transfer and reception of the children and staff of day nurseries and nursery schools.
- Arrangements with the British Medical Association for the medical treatment of children.
- Provision of accommodation for handicapped children including the staffing and equipping of premises.
- Provision of adequate nursing and medical services in the reception areas, including hospital accommodation, maternity homes and midwives and obstetricians for expectant mothers.
- The purchase and distribution of camp beds, palliasses, blankets and rubber sheeting.
- The appointment of billeting and reception officers and the organisation of their work.
- Arrangements with post offices for the payment of billeting allowances.
- Preparations for the appointment of tribunals in reception areas to hear appeals from occupiers to cary or cancel billeting notices.
- Arrangements (including the opening of special officers) by the Unemployment Assistance Board to pay allowances to evacuated adults in need of temporary assistance.
- The preparation of railway vouchers for helpers returning to the evacuation areas.
- The printing and distribution of postcards for the use of evacuees to announce their safe arrival and address.
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