Child Care, Prevention and Partnership

  • Nigel Parton


The 1970s was a decade of significant change for social work with children and families. It opened amid important organisational change and considerable optimism about what could be achieved. The Seebohm Report (Seebohm, 1968), together with the Local Authority Social Services Act (1970) which followed, established the personal social services as a central element of state welfare provision. It very much reflected the interests of the social work lobby (Hall, 1976; Cooper, 1983; White, 1991) and aimed to establish

a new local authority department, providing a community based and family oriented service, which will be available to all. This new department will, we believe, reach far beyond the discovery and rescue of social casualties. (Seebohm, 1968, para. 2)


Social Worker Child Care Local Authority Shared Care Respite Care 
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