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National Institute Social Services Library


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The National Institute for Social Work Training was set up in 1961 following proposals put forward in the 1959 Eileen Younghusband report for an independent staff college for social work. It ran for 42 years until 2003. The Institute’s book series, the National Institute Social Services Library, published around 50 titles on all aspects of social work practice and training, providing a comprehensive resource for those in the field. This 42-volume collection originally published between 1964 and 1985 forms the majority of that series.

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A Place Like Home A Hostel for Disturbed Adolescents

A Place Like Home: A Hostel for Disturbed Adolescents

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By W. David Wills
November 08, 2021

The late David Wills spent a lifetime in the service of the so-called delinquent, the misfit, the maladjusted. He was the first Englishman to train as a psychiatric social worker and was well known for his books The Hawkspur Experiment, The Barns Experiment, etc. Originally published in 1970, this ...

Across the Generations Old People and Young Volunteers

Across the Generations: Old People and Young Volunteers

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By Roger Hadley, Adrian Webb, Christine Farrell
November 08, 2021

Voluntary work is sometimes praised, sometimes criticised, but was seldom the subject of objective evaluation. Given the importance of the voluntary sector in the social services at the time, the lack of systematic research into its performance was cause for concern. Originally published in 1975, ...

Adoption Policy and Practice A Study

Adoption Policy and Practice: A Study

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By Iris Goodacre
November 08, 2021

How are adoptions arranged? How far do the present adoption service really meet the needs of the adoptive family? Originally published in 1966, these are the questions examined in this searching investigation – at the time one of the few to be undertaken since legal adoption was introduced in this ...

Adoption of Non-White Children The Experience of a British Adoption Project

Adoption of Non-White Children: The Experience of a British Adoption Project

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By Lois Raynor
November 08, 2021

Can adoptive homes be found for non-white children? Will the children and their new families be happy together though of different race? Will they feel like a family? Originally published in 1970, this book is an account of a four-year project in which International Social Service of Great Britain ...

Caring for People Staffing Residential Homes

Caring for People: Staffing Residential Homes

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November 08, 2021

In the 1960s, the work of caring for the quarter of a million people – men, women and children – who lived in old people’s homes, approved schools, hostels for the handicapped and so on was one which needed great skill and knowledge. There was already difficulty in recruiting enough of the right ...

Charging for Social Care A Study of Consumer Charges and the Personal Social Services

Charging for Social Care: A Study of Consumer Charges and the Personal Social Services

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By Ken Judge, James Matthews
November 08, 2021

Despite the widely held belief that the social services were allocated solely on the basis of client need, and could therefore be directly contrasted with the operation of the private market, in the 1970s there remained a wide range of services for which the consumer had to pay directly at the time...

Child Care Needs and Numbers

Child Care Needs and Numbers

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By Jean Packman
November 08, 2021

Originally published in 1968, the study described in this title began in a very small way in late 1960. At that time some Oxfordshire county councillors and children’s department officials were very conscious that the number of children in care in the county was high in comparison with the national...

Claimant or Client? A Social Worker's View of the Supplementary Benefits Commission

Claimant or Client?: A Social Worker's View of the Supplementary Benefits Commission

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By Olive Stevenson
November 08, 2021

Originally published in 1973, the aim of this book was to consider the relationship of a vital element in our social security system, the Supplementary Benefits Commission, to the personal social services, in particular to social work. Notions of ‘entitlement’ and ‘rights’ in means-tested benefit ...

Community Work Learning and Supervision

Community Work: Learning and Supervision

1st Edition

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Edited By Catherine Briscoe, David N. Thomas
November 08, 2021

The growth of interest in community work during the seventies was very marked. But while much had been written on the actual practice of community work, there was for too long a lack of British material on the vital subjects of useful theory, training and the development of skills. In this title, ...

Day Services for Adults Somewhere to Go

Day Services for Adults: Somewhere to Go

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By Jan Carter
November 08, 2021

Originally published in 1981, this book describes day services for adults, a relatively recent development in health and social services at the time. Most people assume immediately that day care is only provided for young children: Day Services for Adults will make it clear that a growing number of...

Decision in Child Care A Study of Prediction in Fostering

Decision in Child Care: A Study of Prediction in Fostering

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By R. A. Parker
November 08, 2021

Responsible decisions are continually being made in social work. In particular the decision to place a child in a foster home can have far-reaching consequences for their welfare and it is vital that we make the best possible choice on their behalf. Although in the 1960s thousands of children were ...

Education for Social Work Readings in Social Work, Volume 4

Education for Social Work: Readings in Social Work, Volume 4

1st Edition

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Edited By Eileen Younghusband
November 08, 2021

Some outstanding contributions to a better understanding of the issues of education for social work have been brought together in this volume, originally published in 1968. Because of the wide relevance of the subject these articles should be valuable not only to social work educators and field ...

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