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Hur tar samhället sitt ansvar för familjehemsplacerade barn?: En studie om familjehemssekreterares professionella erfarenheter och arbetssätt med stöd till familjehemsföräldrar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How does society take responsibility for the foster children? : A study of social workers professional experience and work methods with support for foster parents (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate social workers professional experiences of social services statutory responsibilities to provide advice, support and other help to foster families. Furthermore, the purpose was to analyze what factors and conditions that affects social workers ability to provide adequate support. According to both inter-national and Swedish research foster parents are asking for more support. We became curious about how foster care secretaries in Sweden give support. To get this infor-mation we had three focusgroup interviews with a total of twelve social workers. Our three focusgroups were located in municipalities in southern Sweden. The interviews were transcribed and coded for our results. The theoretical perspective we used were Urie Bronfenbrenner's theory about the ecology of human development and the perspec-tive about risk- and protection factors. The study shows that they have quite few sup-port methods to offer the foster homes and the lack of resources (time, education and economy) and vague guidelines are two factors that affects the social workers ability to provide adequate support. Although social services becomes the deputy parent of the foster child and are one protection factor in the child's life, the social services does not receive much attention in forms of for example further education.

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2018. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
Focus groups, the ecology of human development, risk and protection factors, social workers, foster homes, advice and support
Keywords [sv]
Fokusgrupper, utvecklingsekologi, risk- och skyddsperspektiv, familjehemssekreterare, familjehem, råd och stöd
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-75043DiVA, id: diva2:1213596
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Social Work
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Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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2018-06-05, 09:16 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2018-06-27 Created: 2018-06-05 Last updated: 2018-06-27Bibliographically approved

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