Personal Social Services - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780435825904, 9781483193144

Personal Social Services

1st Edition

Reviews of United Kingdom Statistical Sources

Authors: B. P. Davies
Editors: W. F. Maunder
eBook ISBN: 9781483193144
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 192
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Personal Social Services serves as a comprehensive source of statistical data for any researcher, be they students or professional. The text opens with a definition of children’s services, health and welfare services. It describes and discusses local authority personal social service statistics generated by authorities responsible for rendering social services. The volume also provides the changes that occurred from 1948 to 1970.
The book surveyed the services being given to aged people and the handicapped. The discussion proceeds to the powers and duties of local authorities, and a description of the way they conduct their obligations. The process of private fostering and adoption are described. A part of the text reviews and describes the statistical returns. The statistical returns for children’s services and those coming from the services for old people and the handicapped are evaluated. Another chapter focuses on the returns from mental health service. The last chapter of the book discusses the development of statistical data, the needs this data serves, the inputs, outputs, their combinations and interpretation.
The book will provide useful information to government service provider, statistician, students, and researchers in the field of statistics.

Table of Contents


Reference Date of Sources Reviewed

Index to Initials Used in the Text

1: The Personal Social Services: Their Organization and Structure

1.1 The Organization of the Personal Social Services

1.1.1 Children's Services

1.1.2 Health and Welfare Services

1.2 Children's Services: The Legislative Framework

1.2.1 Powers and Duties of Local Authorities

1.2.2 How Local Authorities Fulfill Their Obligations

1.2.3 Local Authority Functions with Regard to Private Fostering and Adoption

1.2.4 Local Health and Welfare Services Received by Children and Their Families

1.3 Services for old People and the Handicapped

1.3.1 Old People: Powers and Duties of Local Authorities

1.3.2 The Handicapped: Powers and Duties of Local Authorities I

1.4 Mental Health Services

1.4.1 Powers and Duties of Local Authorities

1.4.2 Residential Provision

1.5 The Organization of the Personal Social Services in Scotland

1.5.1 The Structure of the Services Following the Social Work {Scotland) Act 1968

1.5.2 A Note on the Mental Health Services

2: Statistical Returns: Basic Description

2.1 Children's Services

2.1.1 The Stock of Physical Capital and its Use

2.1.2 Other Information About the Service and its Recipients

2.1.3 Amendments to the Returns for 1971 and Intended for 1972

2.1.4 Remand Home Statistics

2.1.5 Approved School Statistics

2.1.6 Statistics on Voluntary Organizations

2.1.7 Manpower: The Characteristics of Child Care Staff

2.1.8 Financial Data

2.1.9 Local Health and Welfare Services Received by Children and Their Families—The Services and Their Recipients

2.1.10 Local Health and Welfare Services Received by Children and Their Families—The Staffing of the Services

2.1.11 Financial Information on Local Health and Welfare Services Received by Children and Their Families

2.2 Services for Old People and the Handicapped

2.2.1 The Capital Stock of Places in Homes and Their Use

2.2.2 Staff of Welfare Services for the Aged and Handicapped

2.2.3 Financial Data on Local Health and Welfare Services for Old People and the Handicapped

2.3 Mental Health Services

2.3 1 The Services and Their Recipients

2.3.2 The Staff

2.3.3 Education Services Related to Children's Services

2.4 Returns of Personal Social Services: Scotland

2.5 Returns of Social Service Statistics for 1972

3: The Development of Data on Needs, Outputs, Inputs and Their Combination, and Developments in Organization

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Needs

3.3 Outputs

3.4 Patterns of Inputs and Services, and the Characteristics of Recipients

Quick Reference List

Quick Reference List Key


Glossary of Terms

List Of Returns Relating to Local Authority Health and Welfare Services (1949-73)

Subject Index


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About the Author

B. P. Davies

About the Editor

W. F. Maunder

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