Reference number
  • CSW
  • 1956-1987
  • Collection
  • This collection contains microfiche of CCETSW files. These include information on courses and training schemes, on their approval and assessment, and on the development of social work training, Council for Training in Social Work council papers, Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work council, board and committee papers, Council for National Academic Awards board and committee papers, Personal Social Services Council papers, Standing Committee on Approval & Review of Courses papers, files on many related organisations, and training initatives in Britain and Europe.
  • 9 boxes
Admin history
  • The Council for Training in Social Work (CTSW) was established in 1962; in 1970 it was renamed the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW). CCETSW was a UK-wide, statutory organisation responsible for promoting, approving and assuring the quality of education and training for social work and social care staff in the personal social services. It ceased to exist on 30 September 2001 and many of its functions passed to the four new Care Councils: the General Social Care Council (GSCC) the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the Care Council for Wales (CCW), and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) until 2012. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, formerly the Health Professions Council, HPC) was responsible after 2012.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Some records of CCETSW, including committee papers, have been transferred to The National Archives (Public Record Office). The Centre also holds the archive of the British Association of Social Workers.
  • Social workers Great Britain
  • Social service Great Britain
  • Social work education Great Britain
  • Social service Vocational guidance
Physical description
  • When ordering or citing these microfiche, please give the Reference Code (e.g. MSS.422/box 1), the Title and the original reference in the Description field if there is one.