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Vem tolkar barnets bästa?: En kvalitativ undersökning av relationen mellan socialtjänst och tingsrätt vid vårdnadsöverflyttningar enligt 6 kap 8 § FB
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”Who interprets the best interest of the child? : - A qualitative study of the relationship between social services and the district court in custody transfers according to 6th chapter, 8 § of the parental code.“ (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this qualitative sociological law study is to examine the relationship between the social services and civil court to apprehend if knowledge about the child's best interest is transfered from social workers to the legal system. This have been done by investigating civil court cases concerning custody transition from biological parents to foster parents according to 6 chapter 8 paragraph in the law of parenting, built upon the legal principle of the best interests of the child. Eight cases has been examined by using a method of qualitative text analysis and categorised into five primary categories and three concepts linked to sections of the law. The material has been analysed through a sociological law perspective, social constructionist theory and attachment theory. The study shows that a variety of factors interacts when it comes to determining what’s in the best interest of the child . Moreover, the civil court refers in all eight cases to social services assessments of the child's situation. This suggests that social services have an informal power position when it comes to decisions on custody transition in accordance with the child's best interests. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Custody, Custody transitions, The best interest of the child, Foster care, Foster parents, Family law, Relation between social services and civil court
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-4747OAI: diva2:825581
Educational program
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-06-26Bibliographically approved

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