DC/STO Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment (1968-1989)

Identity Statement
Reference code: GB/366/DC/STO
Title: Records of the Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment
Dates of creation: c.1968-1989
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 108 boxes; 1 poster; 1 bundle

Context
Administrative history: Founded in 1968, the Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment (STOPP) was a pressure group which campaigned for the abolition of corporal punishment in schools and other institutions in the United Kingdom. It lobbied government officials, parliament, the churches, local education authorities, teachers' organisations and other bodies, wrote constantly to the press and published surveys and reports. It also investigated individual cases and supported families taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights. After corporal punishment was abolished in all state-supported education in the UK in 1986, the Society wound up its affairs. The Children's Legal Centre carried on its remaining casework and the residue of its funds were transferred to the group End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH).

Content and Structure
Scope and content: Large collection of the Society's records including press cuttings, letters to the press, press releases, publications, case files, administrative, policy and subject files.

Subject terms: School punishment; Human rights; Interest groups; Social reform

Corporate names: Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment

Conditions of Access and Use
Access conditions: Closed for cataloguing. Please contact the archivist fo further information.

Finding aids: Unlisted.