Records including: rules, 1955-1970; minutes and annual reports, 1897-1980; correspondence and subject files, 1926-1980; accounts, 1922-1978; membership register, 1978; 'Education Welfare Officer'/'Education Social Worker', 1947-1981; divisional and branch records, 1905-1977.
National Association of Social Workers in Education (NASWE), earlier the School Attendance Officers' National Association (SAONA), the School Attendance and Investigation Officers National Association (SAIONA) and the Education Welfare Officers' National Association (EWONA)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 NAS
- Dates of Creation1897-1980
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description22 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The National Association of Social Workers in Education was founded as the School Attendance Officers' National Association in 1884. In 1930 its name was changed to the School Attendance and Investigation Officers' National Association. In 1940 its name was changed again to the Education Welfare Officers' National Association and in 1977 the title of National Association of Social Workers in Education was adopted. In 1939 the union decided to apply for registration as a trade union but not to affiliate to the Trades Union Congress. After 1947 it worked closely with the National Association of Local Government Officers (later the National and Local Government Officers' Association) (NALGO) and its successor, UNISON, with regard to industrial relations and office services. It also had a good working relationship with the National Association of Chief Education Welfare Officers and together they set up the joint National Development Committee for Social Work in Education.
Reference: Frank Coombes and Dave Beer, 'The long walk from the Dark. School Board Man to Education Social Worker', (National Association of Social Workers in Education, 1984)
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Association in 1974.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/NAS
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Additional deposits were made in November and December 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, and 1990. The deposit of the 'Newsletter' is on-going. Further deposits are not expected.