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"De blir mer som en bifigur": Familjehemssekreterares resonemang och agerande gällande biologiska barn i familjehem
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“They will become more like a subordinate” : Reasoning and actions of the family home secretary regarding biological children in the family home (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to understand how the family home secretary reasons and thinks and how they express themselves in their actions towards the family home’s biological children. The method used is qualitative semi-structured interviews, involving six family home secretaries from four different municipalities. The results were analyzed with the help of two theories – the theory of grassroots bureaucracy and the sociology of childhood theory. From the collective views of all informants, the biological children’s attitude towards the family home mandate is considered important. However, participation from the biological children is limited. Education and guidance is directed solely towards the family home parents, without any active involvement from the biological children in these efforts. Some of the informants stress that they as professionals must be better at paying attention to the biological children than what prevails today. The collective results show that family home parents are expected to take great responsibility for their biological children as well as their participation and well-being within the family home mandate.

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Keyword [en]
Social services, family home secretaries, family home, biological children, children’s participation
Keyword [sv]
Socialtjänsten, familjehemssekreterare, familjehem, biologiska barn, barns delaktighet
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36322OAI: diva2:736824
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-08-18 Created: 2014-08-08 Last updated: 2014-08-18Bibliographically approved

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