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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Pembrokeshire County Council, Social Services Dept, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 PCC/SS/1

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Pembrokeshire County Council, Social Services Records

Short Title: Pembrokeshire County Council, Social Services Dept, records

Creation date(s): 1924-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Pembrokeshire County Council, Social Services Department


Administrative/Biographical history: Poor Law Unions were abolished by the Local Government Act 1927; from 1930, their functions were carried out by the County Council, covering the health and welfare of children, the elderly, and the infirm, exercised through the Public Assistance Committee and through local Guardian's Committes for the different districts, until 1946-1948, when medical duties passed to the Ministry of Health. The National Assistance Act 1948 left Pembrokeshire County Council with responsibility for children and the elderly. In 1948, the Public Assistance Committee was abolished and replaced by a Welfare Committee and a Children's Committee. In 1970 the protection and care of children were absorbed into the new Social Services Department. The Welfare Department was responsible for the collection of maintenance contributions from parents. In 1974, the Council was absorbed by Dyfed County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Pembrokeshire County Council, Social Services records, 1924-1974, including records of the Public Assistance Committee, 1924-1961; records of the Children's Department, 1947-1974; and records of the Welfare Department, 1934-1974.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Public Assistance Committee; Children's Department; and Welfare Department.

Conditions governing access: Restricted access. All files containing personal information are closed for a period of 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by the County Welfare Officer, in February 1971, and later.


Related material: Other records of Pembrokeshire Couinty Council are in Pembrokeshire Record Office, PCC/PCC and PCC/ED.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The records include those of the Social Services Department's predecessors.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembrokeshire County Council, Social Services, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

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