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En förhandlad anmälningsskyldighet - en studie om talet kring anmälningsskyldigheten inom förskolan

Sjögren, Elsa LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to analyze how preschool principals talk about their obligation to report child maltreatment to social services. Five principals, from five different local areas, were interviewed in the study. Two of the preschools were situated in underprivileged areas, and the others in economically and socially fairly well situated areas. Discourse analysis was applied in the examination of the talk conducted in the interviews. The results of the study show that two various discourses were used in the talk of reporting suspicions of child mal-treatment to social services. Generally, preschool principals in socially well-established areas used a discourse impregnated by a parent’s perspective. Here the principals tend to... (More)
The aim of this study was to analyze how preschool principals talk about their obligation to report child maltreatment to social services. Five principals, from five different local areas, were interviewed in the study. Two of the preschools were situated in underprivileged areas, and the others in economically and socially fairly well situated areas. Discourse analysis was applied in the examination of the talk conducted in the interviews. The results of the study show that two various discourses were used in the talk of reporting suspicions of child mal-treatment to social services. Generally, preschool principals in socially well-established areas used a discourse impregnated by a parent’s perspective. Here the principals tend to identify with the role of the parent, and it’s challenges. Accordingly, the child perspective was down-played, and fewer reports were filed to the social services. In underprivileged areas however, a discourse focusing on children at risk was visualized, and statements of maltreatment uttered by children themselves were positioned as sufficiently acceptable reasons to report concerns to social services. Hence, both the protection of children at risk and the child perspective was articulated more distinctly in socially exposed areas. Hence, to use and maintain a distinct child perspective in the process of handling concerns of children at risk, stand out as central to the ability to protect children at risk in the preschool. This ability seems to be clearer supported by the discourse dominating in underprivileged areas, where children at risk are more in focus than in well-established areas. However, one interviewee stands out in this context, as one principal in the higher income areas talks of the duty of the preschool from a clear-cut child perspective. Thus, in focusing of the child, rather than the parent, a child perspective can be implemented in the assessment of child protection cases in the preschool, which would en-hance the protection of the child regardless of socioeconomic status. (Less)
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author
Sjögren, Elsa LU
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SOPA63 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
childmaltreatmet, child neglect, child abuse, swedish pree-school, anmälningsskyldighet
language
Swedish
id
8904793
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2017-03-20 16:59:40
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2017-03-20 16:59:40
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to analyze how preschool principals talk about their obligation to report child maltreatment to social services. Five principals, from five different local areas, were interviewed in the study. Two of the preschools were situated in underprivileged areas, and the others in economically and socially fairly well situated areas. Discourse analysis was applied in the examination of the talk conducted in the interviews. The results of the study show that two various discourses were used in the talk of reporting suspicions of child mal-treatment to social services. Generally, preschool principals in socially well-established areas used a discourse impregnated by a parent’s perspective. Here the principals tend to identify with the role of the parent, and it’s challenges. Accordingly, the child perspective was down-played, and fewer reports were filed to the social services. In underprivileged areas however, a discourse focusing on children at risk was visualized, and statements of maltreatment uttered by children themselves were positioned as sufficiently acceptable reasons to report concerns to social services. Hence, both the protection of children at risk and the child perspective was articulated more distinctly in socially exposed areas. Hence, to use and maintain a distinct child perspective in the process of handling concerns of children at risk, stand out as central to the ability to protect children at risk in the preschool. This ability seems to be clearer supported by the discourse dominating in underprivileged areas, where children at risk are more in focus than in well-established areas. However, one interviewee stands out in this context, as one principal in the higher income areas talks of the duty of the preschool from a clear-cut child perspective. Thus, in focusing of the child, rather than the parent, a child perspective can be implemented in the assessment of child protection cases in the preschool, which would en-hance the protection of the child regardless of socioeconomic status.},
  author       = {Sjögren, Elsa},
  keyword      = {childmaltreatmet,child neglect,child abuse,swedish pree-school,anmälningsskyldighet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En förhandlad anmälningsskyldighet - en studie om talet kring anmälningsskyldigheten inom förskolan},
  year         = {2017},
}