När är det barnens tur?: En studie om socialarbetares syn på barns delaktighet och inflytande
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
According to the Conventions on the Rights of the Child, children have the right to make their voices heard and express their opinion in situations concerning them. With this paper the authors have chosen to explore social worker’s view’s on children’s participation and influence, and how these are manifested through the entire case process. The focus in this study has also been the positive and negative effects the children’s influence may have.
To investigate this, a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews has been conducted. The interviews of social workers has shown that children have influence, but the extent may vary due to various factors. There are different perceptions of what participation and influence really relate, something that both the interviewed social workers and previous research has pointed out. In doing so, it may be of great importance that social workers continue to talk about children's influence, as well as developing new and more effective methods to make children more involved and give them more influence. This is especially important because of the devastating effects it can have when children are excluded from the decision-making.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 34 p.
participation models, social services, actions, space of action
delaktighetsmodeller, socialtjänsten, insatser, handlingsutrymme
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-24950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-24950DiVA: diva2:715226
Subject / course
Niia, Anna, Doktorand i socialt arbete
Östlund, Gunnel, Lektor i socialt arbete