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Förskolepersonals anmälningsskyldighet - En intervjustudie om förskolepersonals upplevelser av anmälningsskyldigheten

Svenre, Eva LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine how preschool personnel view there role in connection with suspicions of child maltreatment according to chapter 14 § 1 Social Services Act and what eventually dilemma preschool personnel experience in connection to their mandatory report. A qualitative study was conducted and five preschool teachers and child minders complied. The interviews were analysed with qualitative analysis of content and resulted in four categories: “To report”, “Mandatory report”, “Children’s guardian” and “powerlessness”. The findings demonstrate that it is the principal, not the personnel who report suspicions of child maltreatment to the social services. The preschool personnel interpret their obligation to report as a... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine how preschool personnel view there role in connection with suspicions of child maltreatment according to chapter 14 § 1 Social Services Act and what eventually dilemma preschool personnel experience in connection to their mandatory report. A qualitative study was conducted and five preschool teachers and child minders complied. The interviews were analysed with qualitative analysis of content and resulted in four categories: “To report”, “Mandatory report”, “Children’s guardian” and “powerlessness”. The findings demonstrate that it is the principal, not the personnel who report suspicions of child maltreatment to the social services. The preschool personnel interpret their obligation to report as a duty, something that was included in their role as preschool personnel. Even though they felt obligated to report child maltreatment they didn’t always make the report. They felt insecure in when to report and how much evidence they needed. Discussions were held within the working team and with the parents of the child. The preschool personnel stated that one big concern in the reporting process was the fact that they did not know if a report was in the best interest of the child, a fear of making the child’s life worse rather than better. Dilemmas were created by the fact that the preschool personnel felt unable to influence children’s wellbeing and at the same time being left with a big responsibility for their wellbeing. The lack of power and influence was many times hard to handle. (Less)
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Svenre, Eva LU
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organization
alternative title
Preschool personnel’s mandatory report – An interview study of preschool personnel’s experience of their obligation to report child maltreatment
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
experience., qualitative, preschool personnel, Mandatory report, child maltreatment
language
Swedish
id
1468686
date added to LUP
2009-09-01 17:13:11
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2009-09-01 17:13:11
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine how preschool personnel view there role in connection with suspicions of child maltreatment according to chapter 14 § 1 Social Services Act and what eventually dilemma preschool personnel experience in connection to their mandatory report. A qualitative study was conducted and five preschool teachers and child minders complied. The interviews were analysed with qualitative analysis of content and resulted in four categories: “To report”, “Mandatory report”, “Children’s guardian” and “powerlessness”. The findings demonstrate that it is the principal, not the personnel who report suspicions of child maltreatment to the social services. The preschool personnel interpret their obligation to report as a duty, something that was included in their role as preschool personnel. Even though they felt obligated to report child maltreatment they didn’t always make the report. They felt insecure in when to report and how much evidence they needed. Discussions were held within the working team and with the parents of the child. The preschool personnel stated that one big concern in the reporting process was the fact that they did not know if a report was in the best interest of the child, a fear of making the child’s life worse rather than better. Dilemmas were created by the fact that the preschool personnel felt unable to influence children’s wellbeing and at the same time being left with a big responsibility for their wellbeing. The lack of power and influence was many times hard to handle.},
  author       = {Svenre, Eva},
  keyword      = {experience.,qualitative,preschool personnel,Mandatory report,child maltreatment},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Förskolepersonals anmälningsskyldighet - En intervjustudie om förskolepersonals upplevelser av anmälningsskyldigheten},
  year         = {2009},
}