Catalogue description Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security: Children: General (G) Files

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Details of HO 361
Reference: HO 361
Title: Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security: Children: General (G) Files
Description:

Files of the Inspectorate of the Children's Department mainly dealing with general and policy matters and relations with local authorities. They include inspection reports on some individual voluntary homes, statistical returns, copies of minutes of meetings of the Chief Inspector with Supervising Inspectors, and copies of minutes of the London Boroughs Children's Departments Regional Planning Committee.

Date: 1948-1980
Arrangement:

Numbered files within the series were created by London Region (North); former references incorporating the letter C were created by London Region (Central), and those incorporating the letter S by London Region (South).

Related material:

Department of Health and Social Security Children's Division files are in BN 74

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

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

Home Office, D Division, 1913-

Physical description: 128 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

The work of the Home Office Inspectorate passed, with the Children's Department, to the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) and the Welsh Office in January 1971. Following the consequent amalgamation of the Social Work Division of DHSS and the Inspectorate, the Social Services Inspectorate came into being.

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