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Bedömningen av "lämpliga" familjehem i Sverige och Australien.: En jämförande studie.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Assessment of "suitable" foster care homes in Sweden and Australia. : A comparative study. (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is about the assessment of foster care families and what´s considered a suitable foster care home. It is a comparative study between two welfare countries, Sweden and Australia. The study aims to increase the understanding of social workers assessment on foster care families and examines what a suitable foster care home looks like for a few social workers in each country. The study was carried out through five qualitative interviews, three of them in Sweden and two of them in Australia. With a social constructivist theory the result was carried out and analysed. The result of the study shows differences in the way social workers in each country talk about the suitability of a foster carer. In Australia the social workers that participated in the study spoke about a suitable foster family as a family that is safe and can provide a safe environment. In Sweden the social workers spoke about a suitable family as a secure and stable family. The result of the study also shows similarities between the two countries, as an example the nuclear family is still the norm and other family structures are exceptions of the norm.

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Keyword [en]
foster care, family, norms, suitability, Sweden, Australia
Keyword [sv]
familjehem, familj, normer, lämplighet, Sverige, Australien
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56466OAI: diva2:968179
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
2016-09-12, Växjö, 10:55 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-09-14 Created: 2016-09-12 Last updated: 2016-09-14Bibliographically approved

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