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HVB-hem på en marknad - En kvalitativ studie av verksamhetschefers upplevelser

Olsson, Linnea LU and Hamfors, Johanna LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how privatization affects the content of the social work carried out at Swedish “HVB-homes”. The institutional care of children is one of the most privatized areas of the Swedish welfare sector and is highly affected by the marketization of both the public and private sector. New Public Management ideas of result, control and goal has been implemented and affects the daily work. The study was based on five semi-structural interviews with four operation managers and one treatment assistant regarding their opinions of quality social work and how their organizations regulates external and internal control. It also looks at the organizations mission statements. The analysis was based on new institutionalism... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how privatization affects the content of the social work carried out at Swedish “HVB-homes”. The institutional care of children is one of the most privatized areas of the Swedish welfare sector and is highly affected by the marketization of both the public and private sector. New Public Management ideas of result, control and goal has been implemented and affects the daily work. The study was based on five semi-structural interviews with four operation managers and one treatment assistant regarding their opinions of quality social work and how their organizations regulates external and internal control. It also looks at the organizations mission statements. The analysis was based on new institutionalism theory and the results showed that social work at “HVB-homes” has been relatively consistent over a long period of time, but the presentation of work is nowadays defined by promoting towards municipalities and not information targeted towards clients. The concepts of quality and efficiency regulates social work, but defining quality in social work is difficult and causes complications in quality control of organizations. In long-term it can steer the social work in a direction towards excessive documentation causing limited time for the social worker-client relation. (Less)
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Olsson, Linnea LU and Hamfors, Johanna LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
social work, privatization, marketization, child welfare, new public management, quality control
language
Swedish
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4938842
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2015-01-23 09:05:03
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how privatization affects the content of the social work carried out at Swedish “HVB-homes”. The institutional care of children is one of the most privatized areas of the Swedish welfare sector and is highly affected by the marketization of both the public and private sector. New Public Management ideas of result, control and goal has been implemented and affects the daily work. The study was based on five semi-structural interviews with four operation managers and one treatment assistant regarding their opinions of quality social work and how their organizations regulates external and internal control. It also looks at the organizations mission statements. The analysis was based on new institutionalism theory and the results showed that social work at “HVB-homes” has been relatively consistent over a long period of time, but the presentation of work is nowadays defined by promoting towards municipalities and not information targeted towards clients. The concepts of quality and efficiency regulates social work, but defining quality in social work is difficult and causes complications in quality control of organizations. In long-term it can steer the social work in a direction towards excessive documentation causing limited time for the social worker-client relation.},
  author       = {Olsson, Linnea and Hamfors, Johanna},
  keyword      = {social work,privatization,marketization,child welfare,new public management,quality control},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {HVB-hem på en marknad - En kvalitativ studie av verksamhetschefers upplevelser},
  year         = {2015},
}