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När är det nog? En kvalitativ studie om hur socialsekreterare som arbetar med barnavårdsutredningar resonerar kring gränslandet mellan frivillighet och tvång.

Mörk, Camilla LU and Lindquist, Sandra LU (2016) SOPA63 20161
School of Social Work
Abstract
In mass media social workers are often accused of either neglect for too long or interfering too soon in child protection cases in which children risk to come to harm. Given that the terrain of child protection has always been ambiguous and uncertain we wanted to explore the Swedish social workers’ own view on risk assessments. The aim of this study was to examine how social workers working with child protection reason around the intersection between cooperation and compulsion. After doing seven individual qualitative interviews in two different municipalities with social workers working with child investigations with children between 0-18 years we analyzed the results from the perspectives of human development ecology, good enough and... (More)
In mass media social workers are often accused of either neglect for too long or interfering too soon in child protection cases in which children risk to come to harm. Given that the terrain of child protection has always been ambiguous and uncertain we wanted to explore the Swedish social workers’ own view on risk assessments. The aim of this study was to examine how social workers working with child protection reason around the intersection between cooperation and compulsion. After doing seven individual qualitative interviews in two different municipalities with social workers working with child investigations with children between 0-18 years we analyzed the results from the perspectives of human development ecology, good enough and evidence based practice (EBP). The results showed that child protection cases around the intersection between cooperation and compulsion are very complex since many different factors, both in the child’s home environment and from a general level, affect the child and therefore need to be regarded in risk assessments when compulsory care was considered. The stated main factors, among others, in the child’s home environment were the parents and school while significant factors from a general level for instance were organizational resources and the compulsory legislation. In these child protection cases we also found that risk assessments were based on different types of knowledge that could be categorized by the three parts of EBP; the social worker’s own experience, client values and expectation and research evidence. We found that all these parts were used and included in order to get an overall view of the case, where the client values and expectations were seen as the most important ones. (Less)
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Mörk, Camilla LU and Lindquist, Sandra LU
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SOPA63 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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child protection, risk assessment, legislation, knowledge use, human development ecology.
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Swedish
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8880861
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  abstract     = {In mass media social workers are often accused of either neglect for too long or interfering too soon in child protection cases in which children risk to come to harm. Given that the terrain of child protection has always been ambiguous and uncertain we wanted to explore the Swedish social workers’ own view on risk assessments. The aim of this study was to examine how social workers working with child protection reason around the intersection between cooperation and compulsion. After doing seven individual qualitative interviews in two different municipalities with social workers working with child investigations with children between 0-18 years we analyzed the results from the perspectives of human development ecology, good enough and evidence based practice (EBP). The results showed that child protection cases around the intersection between cooperation and compulsion are very complex since many different factors, both in the child’s home environment and from a general level, affect the child and therefore need to be regarded in risk assessments when compulsory care was considered. The stated main factors, among others, in the child’s home environment were the parents and school while significant factors from a general level for instance were organizational resources and the compulsory legislation. In these child protection cases we also found that risk assessments were based on different types of knowledge that could be categorized by the three parts of EBP; the social worker’s own experience, client values and expectation and research evidence. We found that all these parts were used and included in order to get an overall view of the case, where the client values and expectations were seen as the most important ones.},
  author       = {Mörk, Camilla and Lindquist, Sandra},
  keyword      = {child protection,risk assessment,legislation,knowledge use,human development ecology.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {När är det nog? En kvalitativ studie om hur socialsekreterare som arbetar med barnavårdsutredningar resonerar kring gränslandet mellan frivillighet och tvång.},
  year         = {2016},
}