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Mellan professionalitet och medmänsklighet: – om socialsekreterares erfarenheter att fatta beslut inom barnavårdsärenden.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Between professionality and compassion : - The social secretary experience to make decisions in child welfare cases. (English)
Abstract [en]

Previous research has shown that social workers are torn between the conflicting interests and rights that children and parents possess according to the actual legislation. The purpose of this study was to comprehend the experiences of the social worker making decisions, while taking court practices, parents interests and children’s interests into consideration, when children and young people should be given compulsory care under LVU § 2. The study is based on group interviews. Eleven social workers participated in the study and they were divided in three different groups. The study was carried out in both a smaller and a larger municipality in the southern part of Sweden. My empirical work is based on four themes of assessment, decision making, compulsory care, dilemmas and the case of Saga 5 years. The participating social workers argued about these themes in their respective group. Empirical data have been analyzed in the light of the concepts "social control" and "ideological dilemma". The study shows that social workers are faced with several dilemmas and difficulties when deciding about compulsory care under LVU § 2. Even though the main considerations for the social worker are the children’s need of protection, it becomes problematic when the child's needs of their parents and the social workers approach to court practices are taken into account.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
Compulsory care, vulnerable children, parenting skills, court practices.
Keyword [sv]
Tvångsvård, utsatta barn, föräldraförmågor, förvaltningsrättens praxis.
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-16931DiVA: diva2:483411
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-02-17 Created: 2012-01-20 Last updated: 2013-04-02Bibliographically approved

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