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Modernisation and the role of agency social workers

Peter Unwin

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Since the 1980s, social work in the United Kingdom has been increasingly subject to scrutiny and managerial control, a considerable body of literature having charted the shifts within state social ... More


The Growth of a Social Work Agency

in Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236566.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the development of a social work agency. The Manchester and Liverpool Family Service Units (FSU) became firmly grounded in their peacetime style in the late 1940s. FSU had ... More


Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Pat Starkey (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313127
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the origins, development, and impact of Family Service Units (FSUs), a voluntary social work agency that, during the post-war period, exercised an influence on the development of ... More


The NSPCC ‘in transition’, 1922–56

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Three addresses the period from 1922 to the setting up of the ISPCC in 1956. From 1922, the Society had to adjust its focus to survive in independent Ireland. This notion of ‘crisis and ... More


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