This Project Group held its first meeting early in 1982: it was convened by the Professional Practice Committee. Its first term of reference was to review the purposes and uses of records in social work with special reference to case recording. It was also to make proposals based on its reviews for the design of case recording systems and for guidelines on case recording practice. Four more meetings were envisaged. It met on 31 January 1983, when there were problems in meeting the committee timetable. A draft report entitled "Effective and Ethical Recording", was dated January 1983.