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Barnets behov i centrum: Socialsekreterarens utvärdering om ensamkommande barn och undomars behov
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Child's need in center : The social workers evaluation of the unaccompanied minors needs (English)
Abstract [en]

When unaccompanied minors arrive in Sweden, the social workers are assigned to evaluate the minor’s needs. In order to put the need of the children first during an inquest, BBiC “The child’s need in center” is used. Thou there are no guidelines how to work directly with the unaccompanied minors during the inquest in BBiC. BBiC was created exclusively from a study of children with their parents present. As a result the social workers have to create their own way to use BBiC in their work to be able to use it. The focus in this study lies upon how the social workers use BBiC in their work with unaccompanied minors and what they think of it. The method that is used are qualitative interviews, five social workers that work directly with unaccompanied children in Västernorrlands län in Sweden have been interviewed. The study shows that BBiC is a relatively good support in their work through the questions that the social workers use, though improvements need to be made. As it is now all the social workers do their work as they see fit because they have nothing to guide them. The social workers have all different routines in how to do their work. The risk that has been seen is that what kind of help the minors get depends on the social worker. The help the minors receive are not guaranteed to be the best for the child, and the risk of that is that the child does not get the support it needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
social work, unaccompanied minors, social workers, LACS, refugees
Keyword [sv]
socialt arbete, ensamkommande barn, socialsekreterare, BBiC, flyktingar
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85609OAI: diva2:694666
Educational program
Master in Social Work
Available from: 2014-04-11 Created: 2014-02-07 Last updated: 2014-04-11Bibliographically approved

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