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"Hva med barna?" - En kvalitativ intervjustudie om det norske barnevernets arbeid under Coronaepidemien

Bergman Hole, Hanna Christina LU (2020) SOPA63 20201
School of Social Work
Abstract
March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declare the virus outbreak Covid19 as a pandemic. To prevent further outbreak, the Norwegian government has implemented the most drastic measures in Norway during peacetime. All schools have been forced to lock down, the number of unemployment has increased, and the population is encouraged to stay at home and keep social distance. In light of the crisis, the government expect an increased, undetected group of children experiencing domestic violence. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore how social workers, in child protective services, worked in cases of domestic violence during the Covid19 epidemic. In a more specific sense, how Corona effected the social workers contact with... (More)
March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declare the virus outbreak Covid19 as a pandemic. To prevent further outbreak, the Norwegian government has implemented the most drastic measures in Norway during peacetime. All schools have been forced to lock down, the number of unemployment has increased, and the population is encouraged to stay at home and keep social distance. In light of the crisis, the government expect an increased, undetected group of children experiencing domestic violence. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore how social workers, in child protective services, worked in cases of domestic violence during the Covid19 epidemic. In a more specific sense, how Corona effected the social workers contact with clients, and their opportunities to secure and maintain the best interests of the child. For this study, semi-structured interviews with social workers in Norwegian child protective services was conducted by telephone. The result showed that Coronas prerequisites had an impact on the social workers contact with clients in the period, and that the contact was effected by increased telephone contact and less physical meetings. The main findings showed that the opportunities to secure and maintain the best interests of the child, were fewer and effected the children´s right to be heard without parental influence. The fact that Coronas prerequisites resulted in fewer opportunities caused the social workers to reflect and create new solutions. (Less)
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author
Bergman Hole, Hanna Christina LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
What about the children?
course
SOPA63 20201
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social Work, Corona, Pandemic, Epidemic, Child protective services, Domestic violence
language
Norwegian
id
9017243
date added to LUP
2020-06-17 11:27:07
date last changed
2020-06-17 11:27:07
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  abstract     = {March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declare the virus outbreak Covid19 as a pandemic. To prevent further outbreak, the Norwegian government has implemented the most drastic measures in Norway during peacetime. All schools have been forced to lock down, the number of unemployment has increased, and the population is encouraged to stay at home and keep social distance. In light of the crisis, the government expect an increased, undetected group of children experiencing domestic violence. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore how social workers, in child protective services, worked in cases of domestic violence during the Covid19 epidemic. In a more specific sense, how Corona effected the social workers contact with clients, and their opportunities to secure and maintain the best interests of the child. For this study, semi-structured interviews with social workers in Norwegian child protective services was conducted by telephone. The result showed that Coronas prerequisites had an impact on the social workers contact with clients in the period, and that the contact was effected by increased telephone contact and less physical meetings. The main findings showed that the opportunities to secure and maintain the best interests of the child, were fewer and effected the children´s right to be heard without parental influence. The fact that Coronas prerequisites resulted in fewer opportunities caused the social workers to reflect and create new solutions.},
  author       = {Bergman Hole, Hanna Christina},
  keyword      = {Social Work,Corona,Pandemic,Epidemic,Child protective services,Domestic violence},
  language     = {nor},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Hva med barna?" - En kvalitativ intervjustudie om det norske barnevernets arbeid under Coronaepidemien},
  year         = {2020},
}