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Association of Child Care Officers
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The Association of Child Care Officers (ACCO) was established in November 1949. It was the main professional body for social workers looking after the welfare of children in the UK from 1949 to 1970.
Following recommendations in 1946 of the interim report of the Curtis Committee on Children Deprived of a Normal Home Life, training courses for fieldworkers in child care were set up at four universities. In July 1948 a meeting of students on these courses was called to consider the setting up of a professional association. In November 1949 the Association of Child Care Officers held its inaugural annual general meeting and adopted a constitution.
In 1970 the association merged with six other social workers’ organisations which were members of the Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers (SCOSW) to form the British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
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ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).
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Created by Kirsty Menzies, Assistant Archivist, 3 August 2022.