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RÅ 2009 ref. 64. Något om tvångsvårdsbedömningar rörande ett barn till en utvecklingsstörd förälder
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)In: Nordisk socialrättslig tidskrift, ISSN 2000-6500, no 3-4, 25-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article aprecedentfrom theSupreme Administrative CourtinSwedenis analysed (RÅ 2009 ref. 64). The case concerns an application for a care order by a local Social Welfare Authority according to section2 inThe Care of Young Persons (Special Provisions) Act (1990:52). It regards the child of a single mother with an intellectual disability. The purpose of the article is to study the interpretation of the legal requirements of a “palpable risk of detriment” to the child’s health or development and to what degree the evaluations are based on the knowledge of risk assessment in social sciences. The study shows that there are limited possibilities to anticipate and calculate the palpable risks of detriment caused by facts of neglect, that sometimes are the consequences ofintellectually incapacitatedparents´ inabilities. Assessing a specific child’s social prognosis is always complex, difficult and occasionally almost impossible. Present demands ofevidential valuewhen establishing “palpable risk of detriment” to the child’s health or development are therefore unrealistic. The conclusion of the article is that the legal demand for risk evaluations in section2 inThe Care of Young Persons (Special Provisions) Act is inadequate designed. The author recommends that the words of the act are focused on the present and the past instead of the future.

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Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2011. no 3-4, 25-51 p.
Keyword [en]
The Care of Young Persons (Special Provisions) Act, Care need, necessary care, prognosis, risk evaluation, risk assessment, intellectually incapacitated parents
Keyword [sv]
LVU, lagen (1990:52) med särskilda bestämmelser om vård av unga, utvecklingsstörning, omsorgsförmåga
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Legal Science; Legal Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65819OAI: diva2:464923
Barns behov och föräldrars (o)förmåga. En studie av vårdbehovsbedömningar i mål om tvångsvård av barn till utvecklingsstörda föräldrar
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2012-01-19Bibliographically approved

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