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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LMA/4203
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1969-1997
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 15.35 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Boroughs Children's Regional Planning Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Boroughs Children's Regional Planning Committee was based at the Town Hall in Euston Road. It was responsible for the preparation and implementation of regional plans for community homes and for intermediate treatment schemes. It acted as agent for the London Boroughs Association in inspecting private homes for children in care.

The London Boroughs Association was formed in 1964 to provide a forum in which the London boroughs could discuss common problems, coordinate their activities and express their views corporately to the Greater London Council and the government.


Scope and content/abstract:

Committee minute books, 1970-1997; Performance Review Subcommittee, 1984-1988; Appeals Subcommittee, 1981-1988; Future Management Arrangements Subcommittee, 1992-1995; Staffing Subcommittee, 1993-1994 and Inner London Juvenile Liaison Committee, 1978-1994.

Correspondence, 1969-1994; general files on various topics including community homes, 1970-1994; financial matters, 1970-1979; Barnados, 1971-1986; National Children's Homes, 1970-1981; Intermediate Treatment, 1974-1982; observation and assessment, 1971-1985; Regional Assessment Centres, 1974-1995; secure accommodation, 1972-1994; regional plan, 1971-1984; pooling scheme, 1978-1993; independent homes, 1974-1995; Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Bill, 1982-1986; wind-down and exit strategy, 1991-1997.

Principal Adviser's office files on various topics including Regional Planning Committee, 1979-1990; public relations, 1975-1989; regional homes, 1970-1994; private homes, 1979-1984; research statistics, 1978-1990, statutory and voluntary organisations, 1982-1992; London Borough Social Services Directors Committee, 1989-1994; police authorities, 1989-1992; leaving care, 1988-1993; child abuse, 1984-1990, health and education, 1976-1990 and publications, 1980-1993.

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Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

LMA/4203/A: Minutes; LMA/4203/B: Files and LMA/4203/C: Office Files.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited 1998 (B98/132).

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2009

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