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

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Details of HO 362
Reference: HO 362
Title: Home Office and Department of Health and Social Security: Finance (FIN Symbol Series) Files
Description:

Files from the Home Office FIN series, created by the Finance Department/Division, concerning expenditure on child care and approved schools until 1972. Later files relate to funding of major Home Office initiatives.

Date: 1946-1991
Arrangement:

In numerical order by former reference number

Related material:

Documents relating to individual approved schools, voluntary and remand homes, and other child care matters are covered in documents in:

HO 361

MH 102

BN 29

BN 61

BN 62

HO 349

HO 360

BN 28

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

Department of Health and Social Security, 1968-1988

Home Office, Finance Department, 1941-1959

Home Office, Finance Department, 1964-1982

Home Office, Finance Division, 1960-1963

Physical description: 154 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Health , from 1990

Custodial history: The files were transferred from the Home Office to the Department of Health and Social Security after 1972.
Administrative / biographical background:

Until 1972, when this function was transferred to the Department of Health and Social Security, the Home Office was responsible for the application of legislation concerning children in care. The cost to local authorities and to voluntary agencies (which administered residential homes approved by the Home Office) was met by the Child Care Vote, as were development and research projects, and the training of personnel for work in child care, including the work of the Central Training Council in Child Care (CTCCC).

After 1972, this series consists of policy and operational delivery files on funding of major Home Office initiatives. Topics include input to the financial costs and burdens of primary legislation, policy on funding procedures and value for money studies.

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