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Men problemet är att man aldrig har facit i handen: Några socialsekreterares uppfattningar om deras arbete med barn och ungdomar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
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2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The opinion of social workers towards their work with children and young persons was

studied in this essay. Even their point of view with reference to the term the child’s best

interest has being considered and special focus was laid on the social workers attitudes

towards media coverage and its criticism towards their work. A qualitative approach was used

consisted of six interviews. The theoretical frameworks were based on the theory about

freedom of action and the theory of social representations. Our result showed that almost all

of the interviewees felt a relatively high freedom of action in their work within the framework

of the law and other policies and that despite the difficulties this can imply, they still enjoy

working with this target group. Concerning the term the child’s best interest, all of

interviewees said that it is very good that it exists but that it is also difficult to define since it

depends on whom one asks. Nearly all of the social workers thought that media coverage is

one-sided and very negative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
children in social care, media and social work, social representations, socialworkers opinion, the child’s best interest, the theory about freedom of action
Keyword [sv]
barnets bästa, handlingsteori, media och socialt arbete, omhändertagande av barn, sociala representationer, socialsekreterarens uppfattningar
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8262OAI: diva2:199934
Available from: 2008-10-14 Created: 2008-10-14Bibliographically approved

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