Catalogue description Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security: Children (CHN Symbol Series) Files

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Reference: BN 29
Title: Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security: Children (CHN Symbol Series) Files
Description:

This series includes Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security policy files on the adoption and detention of children, children in care and after-care and hostel arangements, the child care inspectorate and the training of child care staff (including minutes and papers of the Central Training Council and of the Advisory Council in Child Care, the Standing Advisory Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, the Advisory Council on the Treatment of Offenders and of the National Nursery Examination Board).

The series also contains papers on statistics, adoption bill papers, papers relating to the Children and Young persons Bill (1968) and Act (1969), and papers of the General Council in Child Care conferences, and minutes of meetings.

There are files on legislation and London government reorganisation relating to children in care. There are also circulars issued by the children's department and files on central and local administration.

Date: 1935-1992
Arrangement:

The Home Office CHN (Children) series originated in 1949 when the system of registering files under a series of symbols (eg CHN) began to replace the older system whereby files were given a simple six figure reference number.

Related material:

For Home Office files relating to children see:

Records of approved schools etc. are in HO 349

Finance files of the Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security are in HO 362

MH 102

MH 109

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: CHN Symbol file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Department of Health, 1988-

Department of Health and Social Security, Child Care Division, 1985-1987

Department of Health and Social Security, Children, Maternity and Prevention Division, 1987-1988

Department of Health and Social Security, Childrens Division, 1971-1985

Home Office, Childrens Branch, 1924-1949

Home Office, Childrens Department, 1949-1971

Physical description: 2977 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

in 2001 Department of Health

Accruals: Series is accruing

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