Attlee, Clement

Dickens, Jonathan (2021) Attlee, Clement. In: Encyclopedia of Social Work. Oxford University Press, online.

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


Clement Attlee was prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1945-1951, leading his Labour government on a radical programme of post-war reconstruction. Attlee himself came from a privileged background, and the decisive influences that brought him to left-wing politics came from his time working with children and families in the East End of London, in the years before the First World War. His book ‘The Social Worker’, published in 1920, drew on these experiences.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: It is an online-only encyclopedia, access is for subscribers only.
Uncontrolled Keywords: labour party,welfare state,‘the social worker’,london school of economics,william beveridge,charity organisation society,social service idea
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Child Protection & Family Support
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2021 00:45
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 09:55
DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1527

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item