Reference number
  • NAS
Date
  • 1897-1980
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Records including: rules, 1955-1970; minutes and annual reports, 1897-1980; correspondence and subject files, 1926-1980; accounts, 1922-1978; membership register, 1978; 'Education Welfare Officer'/'Education Social Worker', 1947-1981; divisional and branch records, 1905-1977.
Extent
  • 22 boxes
Admin history
  • The National Association of Social Workers in Education was founded as the School Attendance Officers' National Association in 1884. In 1930 its name was changed to the School Attendance and Investigation Officers' National Association. In 1940 its name was changed again to the Education Welfare Officers' National Association and in 1977 the title of National Association of Social Workers in Education was adopted. In 1939 the union decided to apply for registration as a trade union but not to affiliate to the Trades Union Congress. After 1947 it worked closely with the National Association of Local Government Officers (later the National and Local Government Officers' Association) (NALGO) and its successor, UNISON, with regard to industrial relations and office services. It also had a good working relationship with the National Association of Chief Education Welfare Officers and together they set up the joint National Development Committee for Social Work in Education.

    Reference: Frank Coombes and Dave Beer, 'The long walk from the Dark. School Board Man to Education Social Worker', (National Association of Social Workers in Education, 1984)
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • Authority files exist for the National Association of Social Workers in Education (GB 0152 AAR1277) and its predecessors : the Education Welfare Officers' National Association (GB 0152 AAR1276); the School Attendance and Investigation Officers' National Association (GB 0152 AAR1279); and the School Attendance Officers' National Association (GB 0152 AAR1278).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • See also papers of Eileen Younghusband (MSS.463); Association of Children's Officers; Association of Child Care Officers; Moral Welfare Workers' Association; Association of Social Workers; Association of Family Case Workers. The Centre also holds the records of Richard Grimoldby, President of the association, 1970-1971 (MSS.122).
Subject
  • School social work-- Great Britain