RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
LevelSubfonds
Alt Ref NoBCC/DCA
Extent798 entries
TitleBCC: Division of Community Affairs (DCA)
Date1974-1991
DescriptionContains papers of the DCA as well as the sub divisions, including: Community and Race Relations Unit; Community Work Resource Unit; Opportunities for Volunteering Unit; Church Computer Project. As well as the papers relating to the departments of Education and Social Responsibility, when the DCA took over the work of these departments in the 1970s.

The papers reflect the various issues that DCA was involved with over the years, which include the following: race relations; combating racism; social responsibility issues; nuclear engery/fast breeder rector; electoral reform; marriage, family; trading hours; alcohol abuse; drug addiction; gambling; penal policy; HIVinfection/AIDS; poverty; housing; the media; broadcasting; censorship; umemployment; police; education; volunteering; industrial concerns; medical ethics; ageing/elderly; etc.

Subject to 30 year rule.
AppraisalMaterial to be kept permanently
AccrualsNo further accruals expected
CreatorNameBritish Council of Churches
AdminHistoryThis division of the BCC was created in 1974 and had three major focuses: economic; multi-racial community; what education is suited for in an open society. Originally only the Community and Race Relations Unit (CRRU) came under the division, then in 1976 the Community work resource unit (CWRU) was added, followed by the Opportunities for volunteering unit (OFVU) in 1982. Also in the 1980s DCA was involved with the Church Computer Project (CCP). Also during the early years of the division, it dealt with the work of the education and social responsibility departments, these respective departmental secretaries' posts merging with that of the DCA secretary's from 1978.
RelatedMaterialPlease see sub fonds BCC/ED for Education department up to 1977 and sub fonds BCC/SRD for Social Responsibility department up to 1978.

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CodeNameDates
GB/109/22218British Council of Churches; Division of Community Affairs; 1974-19901974-1990
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