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Likställighet eller individuell bedömning - om kommunala riktlinjers implementering i socialtjänsten

Elmgren, Max LU and Svensson, Magnus LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Authors: Max Elmgren and Magnus Svensson
Title: Fairness of assessment or individual assessment – a study of local guidelines‟
implementation in social service. [translated title]
Supervisor: Susanna Johansson
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
The purpose of this study was to explore how local guidelines are implemented in the
assessment of social welfare in two different social welfare offices located in a larger
Swedish city. We were also interested in what makes social workers use the local guidelines,
what the incentives are for this. We conducted interviews with four different social workers
in two offices and also one interview with a person responsible for updating and reviewing
the local guidelines. To this... (More)
Abstract
Authors: Max Elmgren and Magnus Svensson
Title: Fairness of assessment or individual assessment – a study of local guidelines‟
implementation in social service. [translated title]
Supervisor: Susanna Johansson
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
The purpose of this study was to explore how local guidelines are implemented in the
assessment of social welfare in two different social welfare offices located in a larger
Swedish city. We were also interested in what makes social workers use the local guidelines,
what the incentives are for this. We conducted interviews with four different social workers
in two offices and also one interview with a person responsible for updating and reviewing
the local guidelines. To this end we chose to apply a qualitative research method since the
focus of the study is depth rather than generalization.
Our analysis points to several things: The study shows that the interviewed social workers
value the local guidelines in their daily work, although they choose to use them differently.
The main reason for social workers to use the local guidelines is to work towards fairness of
assessments between all of the city‟s welfare offices. Also, the guidelines are used more
frequently when the social worker is new at assessing social welfare. The more experienced
the social worker gets, the more institutionalized these guidelines gets, until they are not
referred to on a daily basis but instead when in need. There were some discrepancies
concerning the use of the local guidelines. One of the offices had applied their own changes
to the guidelines which is inconsistent to its intentions, according to the person responsible
for developing them. (Less)
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Elmgren, Max LU and Svensson, Magnus LU
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SOPA63 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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local guidelines, implementation, institutionalization, fairness of assessment, social welfare, social work
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Swedish
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1975403
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Authors: Max Elmgren and Magnus Svensson
Title: Fairness of assessment or individual assessment – a study of local guidelines‟
implementation in social service. [translated title]
Supervisor: Susanna Johansson
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
The purpose of this study was to explore how local guidelines are implemented in the
assessment of social welfare in two different social welfare offices located in a larger
Swedish city. We were also interested in what makes social workers use the local guidelines,
what the incentives are for this. We conducted interviews with four different social workers
in two offices and also one interview with a person responsible for updating and reviewing
the local guidelines. To this end we chose to apply a qualitative research method since the
focus of the study is depth rather than generalization.
Our analysis points to several things: The study shows that the interviewed social workers
value the local guidelines in their daily work, although they choose to use them differently.
The main reason for social workers to use the local guidelines is to work towards fairness of
assessments between all of the city‟s welfare offices. Also, the guidelines are used more
frequently when the social worker is new at assessing social welfare. The more experienced
the social worker gets, the more institutionalized these guidelines gets, until they are not
referred to on a daily basis but instead when in need. There were some discrepancies
concerning the use of the local guidelines. One of the offices had applied their own changes
to the guidelines which is inconsistent to its intentions, according to the person responsible
for developing them.},
  author       = {Elmgren, Max and Svensson, Magnus},
  keyword      = {local guidelines,implementation,institutionalization,fairness of assessment,social welfare,social work},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Likställighet eller individuell bedömning - om kommunala riktlinjers implementering i socialtjänsten},
  year         = {2011},
}