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"I det okända barnets intresse" – En kvalitativ studie om handläggarens roll vid en medgivandeutredning

Croneberg, Anna LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Anna Croneberg
Title: ‘In the Best Interest of the Child’ – A Qualitative Study of the Social Worker’s Role in Assessing Prospective Adoptive Parents. [Translated title]
Supervisor: Yvonne Johansson

This thesis examines the social worker’s complex role through ought the delicate process of assessing prospective adoptive parents. Through a qualitative approach, based on semi-structured interviews of six social workers, the study analyses the respondents’ views of their profession as well as the concept of ‘the child’s best interest’ through the theories of Social constructivism and Street-level bureaucracy. Consequently, the thesis argues that the unregulated process of assessment is problematic, not only from a legal... (More)
Author: Anna Croneberg
Title: ‘In the Best Interest of the Child’ – A Qualitative Study of the Social Worker’s Role in Assessing Prospective Adoptive Parents. [Translated title]
Supervisor: Yvonne Johansson

This thesis examines the social worker’s complex role through ought the delicate process of assessing prospective adoptive parents. Through a qualitative approach, based on semi-structured interviews of six social workers, the study analyses the respondents’ views of their profession as well as the concept of ‘the child’s best interest’ through the theories of Social constructivism and Street-level bureaucracy. Consequently, the thesis argues that the unregulated process of assessment is problematic, not only from a legal standpoint, but from a normative perspective of what is ‘in the best interest’ of an adoptive child.

Keywords: social work, assessment, professional role, adoptive parenthood, interest of the child. (Less)
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Croneberg, Anna LU
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SOPA63 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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interest of the child, adoptive parenthood, professional role, assessment, social work
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Swedish
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7859084
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  abstract     = {Author: Anna Croneberg
Title: ‘In the Best Interest of the Child’ – A Qualitative Study of the Social Worker’s Role in Assessing Prospective Adoptive Parents. [Translated title]
Supervisor: Yvonne Johansson 

This thesis examines the social worker’s complex role through ought the delicate process of assessing prospective adoptive parents. Through a qualitative approach, based on semi-structured interviews of six social workers, the study analyses the respondents’ views of their profession as well as the concept of ‘the child’s best interest’ through the theories of Social constructivism and Street-level bureaucracy. Consequently, the thesis argues that the unregulated process of assessment is problematic, not only from a legal standpoint, but from a normative perspective of what is ‘in the best interest’ of an adoptive child.

Keywords: social work, assessment, professional role, adoptive parenthood, interest of the child.},
  author       = {Croneberg, Anna},
  keyword      = {interest of the child,adoptive parenthood,professional role,assessment,social work},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"I det okända barnets intresse" – En kvalitativ studie om handläggarens roll vid en medgivandeutredning},
  year         = {2015},
}