Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service by Pat Starkey

By Pat Starkey

Households and Social employees examines the origins, improvement and effect of kinfolk provider devices (FSU), a voluntary social paintings enterprise that, throughout the post-war interval, exercised a power at the improvement of social paintings perform and coaching out of all share to its measurement and assets. Originating within the actions of conscientious objectors in Liverpool, Manchester and Stepney in the course of the moment global struggle, FSU's cutting edge tools of operating with bad households ended in the institution of devices in cities and towns all through Britain. This research indicates how FSU met the demanding situations and possibilities provided by means of the creation of state-run social providers; evaluates its successes and screw ups when it comes to the goals that devices set themselves; and examines the conflicts that arose among FSU's dedication to independence and innovation and its dependence on neighborhood authority funding.

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Rose, Governing the Soul: The shaping of the private self (London, 1989), pp152–53. 63. J. Welshman, ‘Evacuation and social policy: Myth and reality’, TwentiethCentury British History, 9 (1998), pp44ff. 64. Quoted in B. Holman, The Corporate Parent: Manchester Children’s Department 1948–71 (London, 1996), p118. Lucy Faithfull was later to become children’s officer for the City of Oxford. 65. J. Bowlby, ‘Forty-four juvenile thieves: Their character and home life’, International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 25 (1944), pp19–53 and 107–28.

78. Women’s Group on Public Welfare, The Neglected Child, p90. 79. Women’s Group on Public Welfare, The Neglected Child, p90. Stephens, Problem Families, p46. 80. Minutes of the PSU national committee, January 22 1944. ULSCA D495 (HQ)PSU/1. 81. Stephens, Problem Families, pp26–27. 82. Minutes of the Liverpool PSU committee, October 18 1944. ULSCA D495(LI)M1/5. 83. Women’s Group on Public Welfare, The Neglected Child, p92. Cohen, Revolution in Post-war Family Casework, pp27–8. 84. Personal communication from Gwen Hall.

C. Wofinden, ‘Homeless Children: A survey of children in the scattered homes, Rotherham’, The Medical Officer (May, 1947), p186. 107. Minutes of the PSU national committee, June 24 1944. ULSCA D495 (HQ)PSU/1. 108. Minutes of the joint meeting of PSU executive and finance committees, March 4 1944. Revised draft statement on PSU policy, no date but probably April 1944. ULSCA D495(MA)M1/1. LUP/F&SW/1 42 4/1/01, 8:48 am Pacifist Service 43 109. Minutes of the Manchester PSU executive committee, 20 December 1945.

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