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”Ett bra liv förutsätter att föräldrarna är rätt så aktiva”: Föräldrars perspektiv vid LSS-handläggning  för barn
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“A good life requires parents to be quite active” : LSS-assessment for children and parents perspectives (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe and understand parents’ perspectives in aid assessment for children according to The Swedish Act (1993:387) concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (Lag 1993:387 om stöd och service till vissa funktionshindrade, LSS). The study took place in the county of Kronoberg, Sweden, and was based on a total of nine qualitative interviews. Four interviews were made with parents’ of children who has interventions according to LSS (1993:387) and five interviews were made with LSS case workers. In our study we saw that parents’ perspectives often is the largest amount of information that case workers take into account when assessing aid and as a case worker you listen to the parents perspectives to capture the child’s and the family’s needs. It also came clear that the parents’ perspective is not only about the child’s needs, but also includes the parent’s own needs and their family’s needs. The parents in the study felt that they made the decision about the choice of aid and considered themselves as the one who decides the family’s requirements. It turned out that treatment and understanding from the case workers was important for gaining access to the best help and making parents feel listened to. Parental responsibility was of great importance for the assessment, and it often led to disagreement between parents and case workers. During the study, we saw that power existed in the relationship between case workers and parents, but that it could be moved and changed during the time of aid assessment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Parents’ perspective, LSS-assessment, relational power, empowerment, discretion, children with disabilities
Keyword [sv]
Föräldrars perspektiv, LSS-handläggning, relationell makt, empowerment, handlingsutrymme, barn med funktionsnedsättning
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29073OAI: diva2:651853
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-09-27 Created: 2013-09-27 Last updated: 2013-09-27Bibliographically approved

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