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Varje ord är viktigt! En kvalitativ studie av socialsekreterares syn på utsatta barn.

Svensson, Irina and Tuorila, Anne-Mari (2008)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose is to examine social workers view of vulnerable children and their needs. We are also interested to know how social workers think and discuss concerning the help these children are given. Our main questions in our study are; How do social workers define vulnerable children? Which needs do vulnerable children have according to social workers? Which opportunities and difficulties might there be in the decision making when trying to help these children? Which public authorities do social workers cooperate with? Which opportunities and difficulties do social workers find in the cooperation?

This study is based upon interviews with ten social workers in the social childcare division in different municipalities in Skåne region,... (More)
The purpose is to examine social workers view of vulnerable children and their needs. We are also interested to know how social workers think and discuss concerning the help these children are given. Our main questions in our study are; How do social workers define vulnerable children? Which needs do vulnerable children have according to social workers? Which opportunities and difficulties might there be in the decision making when trying to help these children? Which public authorities do social workers cooperate with? Which opportunities and difficulties do social workers find in the cooperation?

This study is based upon interviews with ten social workers in the social childcare division in different municipalities in Skåne region, Sweden. Our results are explained and analyzed with a qualitative approach through different aspects of power- and Human Service Organization theories. Our results show that social workers define vulnerable children as being in an inferior position to adults. Vulnerable children are also described to be in situations that they have not chosen to be in and which they need help to get out of. These children are also seen to need preventive and long- termed measurements, predictability in their lives, to be able to understand what happens around them and to get manageable explanations. Social workers describe cooperation with other public authorities as important and often necessary to be able to give vulnerable children the help they need. The cooperation is although said not to be working as good as it should and it is in need of improvement for the sake of the vulnerable children. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Irina and Tuorila, Anne-Mari
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Utsatta barn, Socialsekreterare, Makt, Samverkan, Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1318271
date added to LUP
2008-10-24
date last changed
2008-10-24
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  abstract     = {The purpose is to examine social workers view of vulnerable children and their needs. We are also interested to know how social workers think and discuss concerning the help these children are given. Our main questions in our study are; How do social workers define vulnerable children? Which needs do vulnerable children have according to social workers? Which opportunities and difficulties might there be in the decision making when trying to help these children? Which public authorities do social workers cooperate with? Which opportunities and difficulties do social workers find in the cooperation?

This study is based upon interviews with ten social workers in the social childcare division in different municipalities in Skåne region, Sweden. Our results are explained and analyzed with a qualitative approach through different aspects of power- and Human Service Organization theories. Our results show that social workers define vulnerable children as being in an inferior position to adults. Vulnerable children are also described to be in situations that they have not chosen to be in and which they need help to get out of. These children are also seen to need preventive and long- termed measurements, predictability in their lives, to be able to understand what happens around them and to get manageable explanations. Social workers describe cooperation with other public authorities as important and often necessary to be able to give vulnerable children the help they need. The cooperation is although said not to be working as good as it should and it is in need of improvement for the sake of the vulnerable children.},
  author       = {Svensson, Irina and Tuorila, Anne-Mari},
  keyword      = {Utsatta barn,Socialsekreterare,Makt,Samverkan,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varje ord är viktigt! En kvalitativ studie av socialsekreterares syn på utsatta barn.},
  year         = {2008},
}