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"Du får jättegärna uttrycka dig och alla lyssnar, men det kanske inte blir du som får bestämma": En kvalitativ studie om barnets bästa och barnets delaktighet vid vårdnadstvister i högkonfliktfamiljer utifrån några familjerättssekreterares perspektiv
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Titel: “You can tell us and we will listen, but it is not certain that it is you who makes the final decision”

A study about the best interest of the child and the child´s participation in high-conflict families in custody investigations from a family law socialworkers point of view.

 

This study examined how four social workers at municipal social service section responsible for family law issues interpret the concepts of children's best interests, the child's participation and high conflict families concerning issues of child custody investigations, from a qualitative perspective. The study was performed using semi-structured interviews based on fictitious case studies on these themes. The main results regarding the child's best interest was the perceived lack of accepted knowledge base to assess the current interests of the child and the presence and severity of various risks children may face in the company of their parents. The main results regarding the child's involvement was, according to the interviewed social workers at the municipal social service section responsible for family law issues, that they generally follow the National Social Board of legislative interpretations and recommendations but that the protection aspect outweight the expense of the degree of participation of the child. The conclusion was in accordance with the indication from children's rights organizations the children will often be heard but do not always get their views listened to. The concept high- conflict families was not an established concept, even if the problem was well known.

Abstract [sv]

Denna studie undersökte hur fyra familjerättssekreterare tolkar begreppen barns bästa, barnets delaktighet och högkonfliktfamiljer gällande umgängesfrågor i vårdnadsutredningar utifrån ett kvalitativt perspektiv. Studien gjordes med hjälp semistrukturerade intervjuer som byggde på fiktiva fallstudier kring dessa teman. Ett huvudresultat utifrån intervjuerna gällande barnets bästa var att det saknas vedertagen kunskapsbas att utgå ifrån för att bedöma förekomsten och allvaret i de olika risker barnet kan utsättas för i umgänget med sina föräldrar. Ett tydligt resultat gällande barnets delaktighet var utifrån de intervjuade familjerättssekreterare att familjerätten generellt följer Socialstyrelsens lagtolkningar och rekommendationer men att skyddsaspekten ofta väger över på bekostnad av graden av delaktighet för barnet. Slutsatsen blev att precis som barnrättsorganisationer uppgett, får barnen ofta komma till tals men blir inte alltid lyssnade på och deras synpunkter underordnas ofta ett vuxet barnperspektiv. Begreppet högkonfliktfamilj var inte ett använt begrepp bland familjerättssekreterare, även om problematiken var välkänd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
children, degree of participation, high-conflict family, custody investigations
Keyword [sv]
barnets bästa, barnets delaktighet, högkonfliktfamiljer, vårdnadsutredning
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22496DiVA: diva2:973812
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2016-09-22 Created: 2016-09-22 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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