Reference number
  • ACC
Date
  • 1943-1986
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Constitution and rules, 1952-1968, annual reports, 1954-1969; minutes series, including those of the regions, 1950-1970; membership papers, 1950-1970, files relating to legislation and national and local government, evidence etc. to enquiries and policy issues, etc., for Child Care and the Social Services, including pre-school, nursery, and day care issues, 1967-1969; adoption law and practice, 1953-1969, and the treatment of juvenile offenders, 1953-1968; papers respecting its relations and liaison with other committees and organisations, 1953-1970, and publications including 'Accord', 1955-67 and Alan Jacka, 'The ACCO Story' (ACCO, 1974); members' appliciation forms for transfer to BASW in 1970: surnames J-Y only.
Extent
  • 14 boxes
Admin history
  • Following recommendations in 1946 in the interim report of the Curtis Committee on Children Deprived of a Normal Home Life, training courses for fieldworkers in child care were set up at four universities. In July 1948 a meeting of students on these courses was called to consider the setting up of a professional association. In November 1949 the Association of Child Care Officers held its inaugural annual general meeting and adopted a constitution. In 1970 the association merged with six other social workers' organisations to form the British Association of Social Workers.

    Reference: R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970. Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1987. R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, British Association of Social Workers. Supplementary Catalogue to the Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970. Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1998.
Appraisal
  • These archives have been weeded for duplicate ephemeral material.
Arrangement
  • The archives of BASW's predecessors were listed before their deposit in the Centre.
Finding aids
  • The archives of BASW's predecessors were listed before their deposit in the Centre. A published catalogue is available. The archives of the different organisations are distinguished by different initials.

    An authority record exists for the Association of Child Care Officers (GB 0152 AAR0994).
Access Conditions
  • This collection is open except for membership records and other papers restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • MSS.378/BASW contains records after 1970 when this association merged with others to form the British Association of Social Workers.

    Related archives held in the Centre are : Association of Family Case Workers (MSS.378/AGFC); Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (MSS.378/APSW); Association of Social Workers (MSS.378/ASW); Institute of Medical Social Workers (MSS.378/IMSW); Moral Welfare Workers' Association (MSS.378/MWWA); Society of Mental Welfare Officers (MSS.378/SMWO); Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers (MSS.378/TUB); Association of Children's Officers (MSS.378/ACO); National Association of Probation Officers (MSS.378/PROB); and Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers (MSS.378/SCOSW); Association of Children's Officers (MSS.378/ACO).
    Other related archives are those of the: Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (MSS. 422); Social Workers' Benevolent Trust (MSS.432); National Institute for Social Work Training (MSS.463).
Subject
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Social work
  • Child welfare workers--Great Britain