Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)SCF/CF
TitleOther Save the Children Fund organisations (including records of Commonwealth and Foreign Department)
Extent63 boxes, 1 outsize item
DescriptionContains records of Save the Children Fund UK (SCF) relating to other Save the Children Fund organisations. Includes correspondence, reports, papers and publications relating to regional and national Save the Children Fund organisations outside the UK, and the International Save the Children Alliance. The series includes Director General's correspondence and papers, and the records of SCF's Commonwealth and Foreign Department (formerly Overseas Department), which co-ordinated communication between SCF UK and other Save the Children organisations from 1947-1970s.

The records provide information about the activities of other Save the Children Fund organisations, their working relationships with SCF UK, and the development of the International Save the Children Alliance as a co-ordinating body for Save the Children organisations around the world.
Access ConditionsThere are files in this series which have been closed for 25 years in accordance with Save the Children’s policy.
This series is currently closed and requires screening for personal information covered by Data Protection regulations before it can be opened. If you wish to view files in this series, please provide at least 28 working days prior notice to any proposed visit to enable the screening process to take place. Please be aware that files in this series may still remain closed after screening in accordance to Data Protection regulations.
The published material in this series is open.
Access StatusPartially closed
Administrative HistoryIn July 1938 the Overseas Committee was formed to support branches of SCF in other countries. The Overseas Committee was a sub-committee of the SCF Council and its members were people resident in the UK who had associations with various Dominions. The Overseas Committee was short-lived - there were no meetings after May 1939 and it was officially disbanded in January 1947. From 1939 the work was continued under the authority of the Executive Committee. During the late 1940s and 1950s, activities relating to other SCF organisations are reported in the Council minutes under the heading 'Overseas Department'. The Council minutes for October 1962 record that the Overseas Department was renamed the Commonwealth Department. In the Council minutes for January 1963, its activities are reported under the heading Commonwealth and Foreign Department. It appears that from the late 1970s this work was undertaken by the Overseas Liaison Officer.


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