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Att ha pappa i fängelse: socialtjänstens arbete med barn till frihetsberövade fäder
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim with the study was, that through a qualitative research approach, to examine in which way social services employees perceive information about children with incarcerated fathers and how they furthermore relates to the child's right to both parents in these situations. Seven interviews were implemented with social workers in the Stockholm County to obtain informa-tion on the following questions; how the children's needs are noticed at the social services, how employees discuss the child's right to their incarcerated father and which possibilities and obstacles social workers experience to promote contact between the child and the father. The ecology of human development theory was used in the analysis. The conclusions are that chil-dren with incarcerated fathers seldom is noticed at the social services as a result of inadequate cooperation between authorities but also due to whether the social services should be respon-sible for the children. Furthermore, children always have the right to maintain contact with their incarcerated father, with exceptions for situations where physical or sexual abuse have occurred. Social workers may contribute to contact by awarding a contact person, in cases where the mother is insufficient. Finally, individual assessments must always be done with considerations to the individual child.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Contact, Children, Rights, Incarcerated, Social services
Keyword [sv]
Umgänge, Barn, Rättighet, Frihetsberövad, Socialtjänst
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6955OAI: diva2:197362
Available from: 2007-06-26 Created: 2007-06-26Bibliographically approved

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