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Back to the very beginning

Dr Joan Rapaport summarises the reflections of Mike Burt, of the University of Chester, and Dr Gary Clapton, University of Edinburgh, in presentations on the origins of social work presented to a meeting of the Social Work History Network at King’s College London. Mr Burt charted the development of social work occupations in England and Wales from the late 19th century, before Mr Clapton described the role and work of the Inspectors of the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children from 1888 to 1968.