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När är det dags att anmäla?: En studie om hur förskolepersonalen resonerar och agerar i förhållande till anmälningsplikten när de misstänker att ett barn far illa.
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
When is it time to report? : A study how preschool-staff resonate and act in relation to the notification requirements when suspecting a child to fare badly (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim with our study has been to examine how preschool-staffs resonate about the notification requirements according to Chapter 14, section 1, The Social Services Act, when a child fare badly or is suspected to fare badly: first, in relation to the municipality´s policies, but also in relation to the preschool staff´s actions in individual cases. Our study was conducted by qualitative research with semi-structured interviews. Total has two child´s nurses and six preschool-teachers, active within Växjö´s municipality, been interviewed. The result showed that the municipality´s guidelines on the one hand, underpinned by giving a prescribed pattern of behavior for preschool staff on how to act if the suspected that a child to fare badly. On the other hand preschool staff also experienced the guidelines diffuse as there were nothing described of the transition of how much they should document and observe before a notification could be initiated to the headmaster. Noteworthy was that the munici-pality´s guidelines in this case was inconsistent with the provision in Chapter 14, section 1, The Social Service act. A report should be made immediately. In addition, the preschool-staff could not establish a notification, just initiate it to the headmaster, which is also contrary to the statutory provisions. Furthermore the result showed that the preschool-staff experienced more disadvantages than advantages with the duty to report. The results also showed that the preschool staff´s actions were influenced off various circumstances. The behavior before initiating a notification to the headmaster showed to differ in individual cases. This confirms the preschool-staffs personal discretion even though the duty to report prevails.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
Fare badly, duty to report, preschool-staff, discretion.
Keyword [sv]
Fara illa, anmälningsplikt, förskolepersonal, handlingsutrymme.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31537OAI: diva2:689457
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
2014-01-16, Växjö, 08:00
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-20 Last updated: 2014-01-30Bibliographically approved

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