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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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Review: Beveridge and the Roots of Voluntary Action

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Anjelica Finnegan, University of Southampton The history of the voluntary sector is a vibrant area of research, with a significant volume of research beyond that more generally on social, welfare, medical and economic histories. This included two edited volumes published … Continue reading

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From ‘Cruelty Men’ to ‘Rottweilers’: Child Protection in Scotland, 1960-1990

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Chris Nottingham, Glasgow Caledonian University VAHS Seminar, 7 November 2011 In the 1960s the officers of the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children were known as ‘Cruelty Men’ or simply ‘The Cruelty’. The officers – who … Continue reading

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The Hoxton Cafe Project: Following the fault lines of community, welfare and perception

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Kate Bradley, University of Kent VAHS Seminar, 24 October 2011 The Hoxton Cafe Project operated in Hoxton in London’s East End between 1962 and 1970.  It was a detached youth work project, the purpose of which was to reach out … Continue reading

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