Association of Family Case Workers

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Association of Family Case Workers
PredecessorAssociation of General and Family Case Workers
SuccessorBritish Association of Social Workers
Formation1940 (1940)
Dissolved1970; 54 years ago (1970)
Merger ofSix other social workers' organisations
TypeProfessional body
PurposeProfessional body for social workers
Official language

The Association of Family Case Workers (AFCW), known as the Association of General and Family Case Workers from 1954 to 1963, was the main professional body for social workers looking after the welfare of families in the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1970.

In 1970 the association merged with six other social workers' organisations to form the British Association of Social Workers, having been a member of the Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers since 1962.


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