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Gräsrotsbyråkraters handlingsutrymme vid oro för barn som far illa: hur professionella upplever anmälningsplikten och dess konsekvenser
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Street level bureaucrat’s discretion in situations concerning child abuse : how professionals perceive the notification requirement and its consequences (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats är kvalitativ och undersöker hur professionella förhåller sig till den lagstadgade anmälningsplikten i situationer där barn misstänks fara illa. För att uppnå syftet utfördes fem intervjuer med inslag av vinjetter med professionella som i sitt arbete kommer i kontakt med barn och familjer. Dessa gavs tillfälle att ta ställning till huruvida en anmälan ska utföras och hur de resonerar kring anmälningsplikten. Studiens huvudsakliga resultat tyder på att otydligheten i lagen kring vad det innebär att ett barn far illa lämnar ett stort utrymme för tolkning i dessa situationer. Vidare tyder resultatet på att professionellas handlingsutrymme är avgörande för hur lagen implementeras. Istället för att anmäla misstanke väljer professionella ofta att avvakta och utreda situationen eftersom de inte vill riskera att rasera relationen med familjen. Detta innebär att anmälan i praktiken görs när det finns vetskap om att barnet far illa och inte vid misstanke. 

Abstract [en]

This qualitative thesis examines how professionals relate to the mandatory notification requirements in situations where children are suspected of being abused. To achieve the aim five interviews with elements of vignettes were conducted with professionals who come into contact with children and families. They were given the opportunity to decide whether a notification should be carried out and how they reason about notification requirements. The study's main findings indicate that the ambiguity in the law as to what it means that a child is abused leaves a lot of room for interpretation in these situations. Furthermore, results indicate that professional discretion is crucial to how the law is implemented. Professionals often choose to wait and investigate the situation because they don’t want to risk destroying the relationship with the family. This means that in practice the notification is made when there is knowledge that the child is maltreated and not on suspicion. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Child abuse, child maltreatment, mandatory notification, professional discretion.
Keyword [sv]
Anmälningsplikt, barn far illa, handlingsutrymme, orosanmälan
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21876OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-21876DiVA: diva2:942105
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2016-06-23 Created: 2016-06-23 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

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