Familjehemsvård - En studie om kontakten mellan familjehem och handläggare på socialtjänsten
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Foster care – a study about the contact between foster homes and socialworkers (English)
The aim of this study was to understand the contact between foster homes and social workers, by doing a comparison of the social workers and the foster homes experiences of the cooperation that is between them. We started from three main questions to get an answer to our aim, how the foster homes and the social workers experience the organization of the foster care in the Social Service as an impact of the cooperation, what does the foster homes and the social workers experience as a important fact of a successful placement and finally, how does the foster homes and the social workers experience the supporting and controlling contact that is between them. To get our results we based our study on interviews whit four foster homes and whit four social workers. The analysis was based on one theoretical perspective, Skaus (2007) analytical approach for power and help. As a conclusion we have found out, that the organization of the Social Service has significance for the contact between social workers and foster homes. The social workers and the foster homes have different opinions of how the Social Service should be organized, so that the contact should be as good as possible. The social workers saw the ground work as an important fact for the placement to be successful. Both social workers and foster homes saw the confidence between them, as an important fact for the placement to be successful. All four foster homes and two of the social workers saw the controlling part of the contact as a good and necessary thing. The other two of the social workers saw the controlling part as a complicated assignment. The social workers saw the controlling part as an inadequate thing in the foster care today. Both foster homes and social workers experience that the supporting contact between them are working well.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 55 p.
Foster care, foster homes, foster home placement, social workers, contact.
Familjehemsvård, familjehem, familjehemsplacering, handläggare, kontakt.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24666OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-24666DiVA: diva2:609096
Subject / course
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law