Category Archives: Pat Starkey

Dr Pat Starkey is now Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and is a former Chair of the VAHS. She has published widely on the history of social work, child welfare and the voluntary sector. You can browse her blog contributions below.

Credit Unions and the Church of England

Historian Pat Starkey offers some context to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s intervention into the payday loans debate. The initial impact of the archbishop of Canterbury’s attack on payday loan companies and their excessive interest rates has been overshadowed by the … Continue reading

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Problem Families: Past and Present

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Pat Starkey, University of Liverpool Who exactly were the ‘troubled’ families that David Cameron had in mind when he was speaking at Sandwell Christian Centre on 14 December?  His slightly self-conscious use of the adjective ‘troubled’ may have been chosen … Continue reading

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