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Timeline :: Certificate in Social Work set up

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Following on from Younghusband's 1959 report, the Ministry of Health established the Certificate in Social Work (CSW), a two-year course operated in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.

A review of 621 CSW holders was carried out in 1968 to collect data about their employment history. Most had been seconded by their employer. Although nearly all had completed their contracts, half of the students who had completed in 1963-65 were with a different employer by 1968. Most were employed in health and welfare departments; 42% were in senior grades; only 10% were employed by Children's Departments.

Source: Dr Michael Burt, University of Chester, Museum of Social Work Education and Training.