West Glamorgan Archive Service
West Glamorgan County Council, Social Services Department Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 WGCC/SS
Title: West Glamorgan County Council, Social Services Department Records
Short title: West Glamorgan County Council, Social Services Department records
Dates of creation: 1938-1998
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)
Name of creator(s): West Glamorgan County Council. Social Services Department
Administrative and biographical history: West Glamorgan County Council was created in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government. The county of Glamorgan was split into Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan. West Glamorgan County Council was organized into a departmental structure, including the Social Services Department. The council was abolished in 1996 and two unitary authorities, the City and County of Swansea and the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot now comprise the area of the former county. The Rheanfa Remand Home was situated in Swansea. The Gelligron Home for the Aged was in Pontardawe.
Scope and content: Records collected by West Glamorgan County Council, Social Services Department, 1938-1998, including plans of social services premises, 1940-1985; maps, 1970-c.1974; Rheanfa Remand Home records, 1938-1982; Gelligron Home for the Aged registers of inmates, 1955-1976; brochures for the opening of social services institutions, 1956-1975; records relating to child adoption, 1974-1984; service action plans, 1993-1998.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Plans and maps; Rheanfa Remand Home; Welfare services for elderly and handicapped persons in Glamorgan booklet; Brochures; Gelligron Home for the Aged, Pontardawe; Applications for adoption; Service action plans.
Conditions governing access: Records of Rheanfa Remand Home cloed for 75 years after date of creation. Gellifron Home for the Aged register, 1955-1958, closed until 2059 and register, 1966-1976, closed until 2077. Records relating to adoption applications are closed until 2085.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Related units of description: Further records of West Glamorgan County Council are West Glamorgan Archive Service, WGCC/CE, CS, C, CX, CP, CYT, ED, EH, PI/X, EngX, FIN, PL, PS, CR.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, West Glamorgan County Council, Social Services Department, catalogues; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: August 2005