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Genusperspektiv på barnavårdsutredningar: En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares erfarenheter av att ta hänsyn till könsperspektiv i utredningsarbete av barn och unga
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
Gender perspectives on child welfare assessment : A qualitative study on social workers experiences in using gender perspective when assessing social needs in children (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine social worker’s own experiences of dealing with gender perspectives in child welfare cases. With a constructionist perspective, this study is based on a qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews. Six social workers were asked to reflect on their work and their methodology, and how it relates to gender perspectives when assessing children and adolescents in child welfare services.The result shows that there is a lack of control and review that children are given a gender neutral treatment. It also shows that there was no explicit protocol for how to take a gender perspective into account when assessing children and adolescents needs of welfare services. The respondents find that the BBIC-model offers support for applying a gender neural approach to their work. Moreover, the social workers feel they treat all children and adolescents equally, despite the lack of protocol. Dedicated time for reflection and specific support for gender perspective in BBIC is missed, and a high workload means that more organizational support is needed to improve the use of gender perspectives in child welfare cases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, gender perspective, assessment in child welfare services
Keyword [sv]
Genus, genus- och könsperspektiv, barnavårdsutredningar
National Category
Other Social Sciences Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38118OAI: diva2:762189
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-11-13 Created: 2014-11-10 Last updated: 2014-11-13Bibliographically approved

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