50 years since Seebohm: its place in voluntary sector history

The Report of The Committee on Local Authority and Allied Personal Social Services, known as the Seebohm Report after its Chair Frederic Seebohm, is 50 years old this month. The Report is an important milestone in social work history; it recommended the creation of unified, ‘family-centred’ social services departments at a local authority level, a … Continue reading 50 years since Seebohm: its place in voluntary sector history

What’s happened to the voluntary sector since 1965?

I decided a little while ago that my literature review wasn’t pretty enough. So I made this timeline of voluntary sector history instead. Enjoy!  My research looks at how the local voluntary sector in Birmingham has developed from about 1965 onwards. The story of the national voluntary sector, and the policy, programmes and debates that … Continue reading What’s happened to the voluntary sector since 1965?

Scrutinies, strategies and reviews: what does government want from the sector?

This is a long blog about government scrutinies, strategies and reviews of voluntary sector policy. I’ve done a quick summary here, also at the bottom, in case you just want the gist (and the badges). Otherwise, read on. I had a throwaway conversation a while ago on twitter about ‘surviving’ various government reviews of the … Continue reading Scrutinies, strategies and reviews: what does government want from the sector?