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I utkanten av den sociala barnavården: Vem har rätt till en plats på kollo?
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Sociology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 16, no 2, 184-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One of the most characteristic signs of Swedish social policy is that it to a large extent consists of welfare services. One of the most important set of services is to support children and youth with different problems and kinds of needs. These various services are available in both the social child care and in municipal outpatient. An activity that is in both of these institutional place is the Swedish summer camps. The task of the summercamps is complex because it is a leisure activity against all children in a commune while it is used as a measure of the social child care. The main objective of the summer camps and their activities is to give the children and youth the opportunity to take part in activities and to get experiences that they would not be able to get with their families during the summer vacations. The purpose of this article is to study the selection process used to determine which children and youth that will be offered the possibility to go to a camp in a municipal with limited capacity. The empirical material consists of observational studies and interviews collected in a field work. It was collected during two meetings in children and adolescents were selected for three weeks summer camps in the municipality. The result shows that the work which should be governed by an established priority list is a complex process where the concept of need is important criterion. How the concept should be understood and used is however not defined and the evaluation and selection is therefore to a large extent governed by moral opinion and previous experiences among the persons in the selection committee. There is also a pragmatic explanation: According to an unwritten rule should each summer camp group consist of one third of children and youth with social problems and needs, one third of children with previous summer camp experience, and the last third of children and youth without social problems and needs. The selection process is therefore characterized by an assessment which is to reconcile the individual needs and problems of the child against the group needs/ activities


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2009. Vol. 16, no 2, 184-201 p.
Keyword [sv]
sommarlov, kollo, grupp, social barnavård
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78342OAI: diva2:532143
Available from: 2012-06-09 Created: 2012-06-09 Last updated: 2012-06-29

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