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Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Pat Starkey


This book examines the origins, development, and impact of Family Service Units (FSUs), a voluntary social work agency that, during the post-war period, exercised an influence on the development of social work practice and training out of all proportion to its size and resources. Originating in the activities of conscientious objectors in Liverpool, Manchester, and Stepney during the Second World War, FSU's innovative methods of working with poor families led to the establishment of units in towns and cities throughout Britain. This study shows how FSU met the challenges and opportunities pres ... More

Keywords: Family Service Units, FSU, social work agency, post-war period, social work practice, social work training, conscientious objectors, Liverpool, Manchester, Stepney

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236566
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313127


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pat Starkey, editor