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Professor Jenny Harrow's presentation to Voluntary Action History Society :Fifth International Conference, University of Huddersfield 10-12 July 2013
The activities of the International Union for Child Welfare from 1946-1948 is examined in the context of social conditions in Europe. Themes include models of relief, relations with national governments, and fundraising practices; and considers intra-country and cross country flows of aid. Conclusions are drawn concerning IUCW’s emphasis on its NGO (not ‘voluntary’) status, its lack of expectation that governments will (or should) be always leading provision, thinking and expertise in children’s welfare, and the extent to which inter-organisational networking and joint philanthropic working for children’s interests were blurring the boundaries of what constituted the IUCW from its very beginning.