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”…först och främst är dom asylsökande liksom…”: En rättssociologisk studie om socialtjänstens ansvar för ensamkommande barn.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In 2006 there was a change in LMA (1994:37) that clarified the division of responsibility be-tween the Migration Board and the municipalities, concerning unaccompanied children. The social services should now be utmost responsible for the housing and care of these children, to assure that they gain the same standards and rights as all other children. The aim of this essay has been to examine how the division of responsibility has influenced the work of the social services and how they interpret their responsibility for the unaccompanied children. How do the social services investigate and make decisions concerning these children? Do these chil-dren have the same rights as other children? To answer these questions a legal study was made, followed by qualitative research interviews with four social services that receive unac-companied children. The study was made from a legal sociologist perspective, which involves analyzing the results from the interviews with the legal results, together with earlier research on unaccompanied children. The results show that the division of responsibility still is indis-tinct and that the investigations concerning these children often are brief and simplified. In two of the interviewed municipalities the view was that unaccompanied children did not have the right to efforts according to SoL (2001:453), which in practice means that the unaccom-panied children are discriminated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Unaccompanied children, the convention of the rights of the child, the best interest of the child
Keyword [sv]
Ensamkommande barn, asylsökande barn, rättssociologi, ansvarsfördelning, Migrationsver-ket, Socialtjänsten, diskriminering, rättigheter, barnkonventionen, barnets bästa
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8510OAI: diva2:200400
Available from: 2009-02-05 Created: 2009-02-05Bibliographically approved

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