Attlee, Clement

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Social Work
Place of Publicationonline
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2021


  • Labour Party
  • welfare state
  • ‘The Social Worker’
  • London School of Economics
  • William Beveridge
  • Charity Organisation Society
  • social service idea

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