Reference number
  • NIS
  • 1926-2002
  • Collection
  • National Institute for Social Work: training minute books, 1962-1973 (12 vols.), minute books, 1973-2001 (vols. 13-55), annual reports and accounts, 1995-2001. File on its establishment, 1959-1961
    Social Work Advisory Service, minutes, 1966-1974.
    Seebohm Committee minutes, circulated papers and other papers, including evidence, 1966-1968, and The Seebohm Committee - An Analysis of its Establishment, Functioning and Effects, by N. M. Thomas, 1972.
    National Council of Social Service, papers of committee on staffing, 1963-1965.
    General Social Service Council, papers, 1986-1995, undated.
    Wagner Development Group, minutes and papers, including reponses to its report, 1988-1993.
    Curtis Committee: file and file cards, 1945-1946.
    Committee on Voluntary Workers in the Social Services: minutes and papers, 1965-1969.
    Working Party on the Role and Tasks of Social Workers (Barclay) minutes, etc., 1977-1982, mostly from 1980.
    Aves Committee, correspondence and papers, 1966-1970.
    S. Clement Brown, author: correspondence and papers, 1939-1989.
    Working Party on Social Workers, papers, 1956-1960.
    Residential Care Review, minutes, and related papers, correspondence, 1984-1988
    Eileen Younghusband Archive, comprising her professional research material, lectures, articles, printed papers, personal papers, including her accounts and diaries, correspondence, photographs, and some family papers, 1864-1982.
    Various publications, etc.
  • 101 boxes
Admin history
  • The National Institute for Social Work was set up in 1961, following the proposals in the report of the Ministry of Health Working Party on Social Workers in the Health and Welfare Services (the Younghusband Committee) in 1959. It operated throughout the UK and internationally, supporting users and carers, practitioners and managers, policy makers and their organisations with a range of services aimed at achieving excellence in practice and management in social work and social care. The Institute was wound up in 2003.
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • An interim box list has been completed. A detailed catalogue of the Younghusband archive is available.
    Authority records exist for Younghusband, Eileen, Dame, 1902-1981 (GB 0152 AAR2823) and the National Institute of Social Work (GB 0152 AAR2824) .
Access Conditions
  • Access is restricted by the requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Papers of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW): MSS.378, and the papers of the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW), MSS.422.
  • Social service -- Great Britain
  • Social workers -- Great Britain
  • The full catalogue of this collection is currently unavailable. A temporary box list of MSS.463 including item descriptions of accession 869 is available.