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Timeline :: One-year social work training programme begins in London

Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill (who instituted training for her Housing Association volunteers) and Margaret Sewell (warden of the Women’s University Settlement in Blackfriars, London) introduced a one-year training programme in London, which was later taken over by the Charity Organisation Society's Committee on Social Education in 1901.

Source: Katherine Bentley Beauman (1996) Women and the Settlement Movement, The Radcliffe Press.

Thomas R.C. Gibson-Brydon (2016) Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London: Charles Booth, Christian Charity, and the Poor-but-Respectable, McGill-Queens Press.