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Den dubbla rollen : att vara utredare på ett HVB-hem för barnavårdsutredningar.

Holmqvist, Ida LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to highlight what happens in the meeting between the child care investigator and the client, from the investigators perspective. Further, the essay examines the mechanisms affecting this relation – how the child care investigator's respective roles, as controlling authority and service provider, will be visible to the investigator and what the consequences of the presence of these two roles in the relation to the client are.
The empirical material consists of four semi-structured interviews with social workers working with child care investigations. The main themes surfacing from the interviews was 1) previously attained experiences; 2) the role of power; 3) organizational factors; and 4) personal efforts to... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to highlight what happens in the meeting between the child care investigator and the client, from the investigators perspective. Further, the essay examines the mechanisms affecting this relation – how the child care investigator's respective roles, as controlling authority and service provider, will be visible to the investigator and what the consequences of the presence of these two roles in the relation to the client are.
The empirical material consists of four semi-structured interviews with social workers working with child care investigations. The main themes surfacing from the interviews was 1) previously attained experiences; 2) the role of power; 3) organizational factors; and 4) personal efforts to reach a good relationship with the client.
The material was analysed using Roine Johansson’s (1992) theory concerning the meeting between client and social worker. The conclusion was that the meeting is affected by a number of different phenomena, namely the preconceived understandings the actors bring into the interaction; the presence of power in different ways; the use of a template called “BBIC” within the organization to categorize the client, and the investigators' personal qualities. The investigators' use these qualities as a service in relation to the client, to bring balance to the relation, since the organization's need for a controlled policy regarding the client must be satisfied.
The two different roles, as service provider and as controlling authority, will eventually be visible through the extremes in the investigators' acting space, as employees in a organization. The service gets visible through specific attributes in the interaction with the clients. The control is apparent through the investigators presence as a figure of authority with power, and through the categorization of the client inside the organization. (Less)
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author
Holmqvist, Ida LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Controlling authority, Service provider, Preconceived understanding, Power, Categorization, Attributes
language
Swedish
id
2155379
date added to LUP
2011-09-08 16:07:51
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to highlight what happens in the meeting between the child care investigator and the client, from the investigators perspective. Further, the essay examines the mechanisms affecting this relation – how the child care investigator's respective roles, as controlling authority and service provider, will be visible to the investigator and what the consequences of the presence of these two roles in the relation to the client are.
The empirical material consists of four semi-structured interviews with social workers working with child care investigations. The main themes surfacing from the interviews was 1) previously attained experiences; 2) the role of power; 3) organizational factors; and 4) personal efforts to reach a good relationship with the client.
The material was analysed using Roine Johansson’s (1992) theory concerning the meeting between client and social worker. The conclusion was that the meeting is affected by a number of different phenomena, namely the preconceived understandings the actors bring into the interaction; the presence of power in different ways; the use of a template called “BBIC” within the organization to categorize the client, and the investigators' personal qualities. The investigators' use these qualities as a service in relation to the client, to bring balance to the relation, since the organization's need for a controlled policy regarding the client must be satisfied.
The two different roles, as service provider and as controlling authority, will eventually be visible through the extremes in the investigators' acting space, as employees in a organization. The service gets visible through specific attributes in the interaction with the clients. The control is apparent through the investigators presence as a figure of authority with power, and through the categorization of the client inside the organization.},
  author       = {Holmqvist, Ida},
  keyword      = {Controlling authority,Service provider,Preconceived understanding,Power,Categorization,Attributes},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den dubbla rollen : att vara utredare på ett HVB-hem för barnavårdsutredningar.},
  year         = {2011},
}