By Pat Starkey

Households and Social staff examines the origins, improvement and impression of family members carrier devices (FSU), a voluntary social paintings supplier that, in the course of the post-war interval, exercised a power at the improvement of social paintings perform and coaching out of all share to its dimension and assets. Originating within the actions of conscientious objectors in Liverpool, Manchester and Stepney throughout the moment global battle, FSU's cutting edge tools of operating with bad households resulted in the institution of devices in cities and towns all through Britain. This research indicates how FSU met the demanding situations and possibilities offered by way of the creation of state-run social providers; evaluates its successes and screw ups when it comes to the goals that devices set themselves; and examines the conflicts that arose among FSU's dedication to independence and innovation and its dependence on neighborhood authority funding.

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Stephens, Problem Families, p50. 72. Liverpool Pacifist Service Unit and case work; no date. ULSCA D495 (LI)M1/6. 73. PSU Newsletter, April 1944. ULSCA D495(HQ)PSU/7. 74. Casenotes Liverpool PSU, no date but after October 1943. ULSCA D495 (LI)M1. 75. Casenotes Liverpool PSU, no date but after October 1943. ULSCA D495 (LI)M1. 76. Casenotes Liverpool PSU, no date but after October 1943. ULSCA D495 (LI)M1. 77. E. Howarth, ‘The present dilemma of social casework’, Social Work, 8 (1951), p529. 78. Women’s Group on Public Welfare, The Neglected Child, p90.

108. Minutes of the joint meeting of PSU executive and finance committees, March 4 1944. Revised draft statement on PSU policy, no date but probably April 1944. ULSCA D495(MA)M1/1. LUP/F&SW/1 42 4/1/01, 8:48 am Pacifist Service 43 109. Minutes of the Manchester PSU executive committee, 20 December 1945. ULSCA D495(MA)M1/1. 110. Report to Manchester PSU committee on minutes of national executive committee and report of PSU general secretary, August 1944. ULSCA D495(MA) M1/1. 111. Minutes of the PSU national committee, August 26 1944, October 21 1944.

59. PSU Newsletter, May 1944. ULSCA D495(HQ)PSU/7. 60. Stephens, Problem Families, p10. 61. PSU Newsletter, May 1944. ULSCA D495(HQ)PSU/7. 62. N. Rose, Governing the Soul: The shaping of the private self (London, 1989), pp152–53. 63. J. Welshman, ‘Evacuation and social policy: Myth and reality’, TwentiethCentury British History, 9 (1998), pp44ff. 64. Quoted in B. Holman, The Corporate Parent: Manchester Children’s Department 1948–71 (London, 1996), p118. Lucy Faithfull was later to become children’s officer for the City of Oxford.

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