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Makten att bedöma någons ålder : En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares uppfattningar om och upplevelser av yttrandet kring åldersbedömning av asylsökande ensamkommande barn

Dahlberg, Gabriella LU and Brorsson, Susanna LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
This study is about the report that social workers write, on request from the Migrations office, about age assessment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Sweden and what their perceptions and opinions are about this assignment. It is based on six qualitative interviews with social workers who works with unaccompanied children at social service in two different municipalities in the south of Sweden. The collected material from the interviews has been interpreted and analyzed through power perspectives from different themes. The writers found that the social workers were questioning the request that they should provide information regarding the age assessment. Furthermore the social workers don't think that they have the competence... (More)
This study is about the report that social workers write, on request from the Migrations office, about age assessment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Sweden and what their perceptions and opinions are about this assignment. It is based on six qualitative interviews with social workers who works with unaccompanied children at social service in two different municipalities in the south of Sweden. The collected material from the interviews has been interpreted and analyzed through power perspectives from different themes. The writers found that the social workers were questioning the request that they should provide information regarding the age assessment. Furthermore the social workers don't think that they have the competence or education to write this report. They also argued about the fact that this reports can destroy their relationships to their clients and make it difficult to work together further. There is two clear attitudes among the social workers that starred in this study, some of them argued that they just have to do their work, since it’s statutory, and also keep a distance to the clients and some of them think that it’s hard to make this opinions since it can have negative consequences for the client. (Less)
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author
Dahlberg, Gabriella LU and Brorsson, Susanna LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Refugee age, age estimation, age assessment, unaccompanied children, age perception.
language
Swedish
id
8913683
date added to LUP
2017-06-12 16:17:21
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2017-06-12 16:17:21
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  abstract     = {This study is about the report that social workers write, on request from the Migrations office, about age assessment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Sweden and what their perceptions and opinions are about this assignment. It is based on six qualitative interviews with social workers who works with unaccompanied children at social service in two different municipalities in the south of Sweden. The collected material from the interviews has been interpreted and analyzed through power perspectives from different themes. The writers found that the social workers were questioning the request that they should provide information regarding the age assessment. Furthermore the social workers don't think that they have the competence or education to write this report. They also argued about the fact that this reports can destroy their relationships to their clients and make it difficult to work together further. There is two clear attitudes among the social workers that starred in this study, some of them argued that they just have to do their work, since it’s statutory, and also keep a distance to the clients and some of them think that it’s hard to make this opinions since it can have negative consequences for the client.},
  author       = {Dahlberg, Gabriella and Brorsson, Susanna},
  keyword      = {Refugee age,age estimation,age assessment,unaccompanied children,age perception.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Makten att bedöma någons ålder : En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares uppfattningar om och upplevelser av yttrandet kring åldersbedömning av asylsökande ensamkommande barn},
  year         = {2017},
}