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Samtal med barnhandläggare: Om barn i familjehem och deras rätt att komma till tals
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Child welfare case workers : About children in foster home care and their right to be heard (English)
Abstract [sv]

The purpose of this study was to examine how some child welfare case workers say they go about to give children in foster homes the opportunity to be heard. The idea was also to examine how much weight is given to the children’s views and if the respondents believe that the childrens right to be heard has improved over the time they have been working with foster children and if so, how? The study was conducted by using qualitative research method and the analysis of the results was made using Shier’s model of childrens participation. The results have also been tied to previous research in the area. The conclusions of this study was that according to the respondents it’s important that they get to know the children well so that the children can have confidence enough to speak their minds. They feel it is important that the children are listened to and the childrens views also have some influence in decision-making. The respondents also believe that the opportunities for the children to express their opinions have strengthened in recent years.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
children in foster home care, rights to be heard, participation rights
Keyword [sv]
barn i familjehem, barns egna röster, rätt att komma till tals, rätt att bli hörda, delaktighet, medbestämmande, inflytande
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-104777OAI: diva2:726494
2014-06-10, Institutionen för socialt arbete, Sveavägen 160-162, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2014-07-01Bibliographically approved

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