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Barn som lever "preliminärt" - En studie kring tillämpningen av barnperspektivet inom fosterhemsvården

Sundström, Lisa LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Parents have the primary responsibility to create a safe environment for their children. The family is of great importance, both as a basic social unit, but also for the individual child's development. In cases where the parents for various reasons are unable to care for their children and the family environment may be even harmful to the child, it is society's role to take over parental responsibility. It is common that these children are placed in foster care, since it allows the child to grow up in a natural family environment with access to closeness and participation. A foster home provides an abused child the possibility of a normal childhood.

In Sweden the work for a reunion between the child and it's biological parents is a... (More)
Parents have the primary responsibility to create a safe environment for their children. The family is of great importance, both as a basic social unit, but also for the individual child's development. In cases where the parents for various reasons are unable to care for their children and the family environment may be even harmful to the child, it is society's role to take over parental responsibility. It is common that these children are placed in foster care, since it allows the child to grow up in a natural family environment with access to closeness and participation. A foster home provides an abused child the possibility of a normal childhood.

In Sweden the work for a reunion between the child and it's biological parents is a general principle. It involves both good and bad aspects. Every six months, a consideration shall be done to decide if the parent is appropriate to regain the physical custody of the child. When a foster care placement has lasted for a long time and the child has bonded to it's foster family, problems arise when another separation is to be implemented. The security and safety that a foster home provides an abused child are thus in many cases not even for more than half a year each. Here the child perspective is easily neglected when the child's rights are weighed against the parents'. (Less)
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author
Sundström, Lisa LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
barn, fosterbarn, fosterhem, barnperspektiv, återföreningsprincipen, barns rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
1971525
date added to LUP
2011-07-04 12:14:36
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {Parents have the primary responsibility to create a safe environment for their children. The family is of great importance, both as a basic social unit, but also for the individual child's development. In cases where the parents for various reasons are unable to care for their children and the family environment may be even harmful to the child, it is society's role to take over parental responsibility. It is common that these children are placed in foster care, since it allows the child to grow up in a natural family environment with access to closeness and participation. A foster home provides an abused child the possibility of a normal childhood.

In Sweden the work for a reunion between the child and it's biological parents is a general principle. It involves both good and bad aspects. Every six months, a consideration shall be done to decide if the parent is appropriate to regain the physical custody of the child. When a foster care placement has lasted for a long time and the child has bonded to it's foster family, problems arise when another separation is to be implemented. The security and safety that a foster home provides an abused child are thus in many cases not even for more than half a year each. Here the child perspective is easily neglected when the child's rights are weighed against the parents'.},
  author       = {Sundström, Lisa},
  keyword      = {barn,fosterbarn,fosterhem,barnperspektiv,återföreningsprincipen,barns rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Barn som lever "preliminärt" - En studie kring tillämpningen av barnperspektivet inom fosterhemsvården},
  year         = {2011},
}