A Sense of belonging

United Kingdom, 1962

Film
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When Mrs Morgan, a dependent and inadequate housewife, loses her husband, her two children become neglected and unwanted, especially when their mother decides to marry again - to a useless and workshy man who has no feeling for them. They lose their sense of belonging, and the boy, Martin, becomes unstable and drifts into delinquency. The story of this family, over a period of years, is seen through the eyes of a Child-care Officer from the Children’s Department of the Local Authority, and through it, a picture of an extensive welfare service is built up.

Credits

director

Margaret Thomson

producer

Ronald H. Riley

production company

R.H.R. Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:20:08:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28368

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child care services

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child care workers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child welfare

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Children - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public welfare

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Scotland - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social case work with youth

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social isolation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social service

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social work with children

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social work with juvenile delinquents

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social workers

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child welfare

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Psychological aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Social isolation

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Social work with children

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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