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Children looked after and their right to participation in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 12

Författare:
  • Bodil Rasmusson
Publiceringsår: 2006
Språk: Engelska
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Working paper-serien
Dokumenttyp: Working paper
Förlag: Socialhögskolan, Lunds universitet

Abstract english

Research has been done on children’s participation in review meetings, a method for reviewing foster and residential care. The method is tested within the national project Children’s Needs in Focus (BBIC) inspired by the British Integrated Children’s System and operated by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) in Sweden. The objective of the evaluation, conducted on behalf of Socialstyrelsen, was to investigate frameworks and scope for – as well as the child’s experiences of – participation and joint decision making concerning planning, decision-making processes and review of arrangements. The overall issue propounded was linked to one of the aims of the development work: do review meetings contribute to strengthen the child’s position in accordance with the aims of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Social Services Act? The study included content analysis of 55 BBIC-forms, together with interviews with 11 children, 8 – 18 years old, 8 independent chairpersons and 11 social workers. One of the conclusions is that the framework and scope that is created for the child’s participation in reviews, within the BBIC project, provide the preconditions to strengthen the position of the child in accordance with the aims of the Social Services Act and the articles 3 and 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Keywords

  • Social Work

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Published
  • Den sociala barnavården-lup-obsolete
  • ISSN: 1650-8971
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