Papers of the Social Workers' Educational Trust

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes and papers, September 1972-March 1988, with a few papers for 1991-1992; annual accounts, 1983-1986, with correspondence, invoices, etc., 1973-1989, and financial files, 1971-1992; applications for grants and enquiries, 1973-1980, 1984, 1985, 1998-1993; correspondence, 1976-1992; files relating to trust funds: Margaret Dobie Fund, 1971-1978; Margaret Eden Award, a mental health social work award, 1980-1987; Margaret Ashdown Bequest Fund and Memorial Fund: Margaret Ashdown Library at the Maudsley Hospital, 1962-1983; Kate Lewis Memorial Fund, 1969-1976; Enid Warren Award, 1981-1985; Anne Cummins Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1976-1987. Deposited by the British Association of Social Workers, July 1997.

Annual reports, minutes and papers, 1989-1999; application papers, 1983-1999; trustees' appointments, correspondence, papers and reports including those about SWET scholarship awards, and the Anne Cummins Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1980s-1999; two copies of Worlds Within Worlds: papers for a series of occasional lectures, November 1978. Deposited by SWET, January, 2003.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Trust was established in 1972 by the British Association of Social Workers. It is a registered charity. The Trust aims to assist qualified social workers to develop their knowledge and skills, encourage research into social work practice and education and to educate the public in the nature of social work. Qualified social workers who have completed at least two years post-qualifying practice, and who work, or are looking for work, within the UK, can apply for grants from the Trust.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to personal records, such as the application forms for grants are closed for 100 years, under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Association of Social Workers, 17 July 1997, and by the Social Workers Educational Trust, January 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Authority records exist for Social Workers' Educational Trust (GB 152 AAR2392) and the British Association of Social Workers (GB 152 AAR0993) .

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the records of the British Association of Social Workers and its predecessors (MSS.378).