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Young people leaving care in Sweden

Författare och institution:
Ingrid Höjer (Institutionen för socialt arbete); Yvonne Sjöblom (-)
Publicerad i:
Child and Family Social Work, 15 ( 1 ) s. 118-127
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The transition from a placement in care to an independent life can be a problematic phase for young people. In Sweden, special care-leaving services are almost non-existent. What then happens to young people when they leave a placement in out-of-home care? This article draws on the results of a study in which 16 young care leavers between the ages of 18 and 22 were interviewed. Telephone interviews were also performed with the young care leavers’ parents, social workers, foster carers and institutional staff. The aim of the study was to investigate how young care leavers perceive the transition from care to an independent life. The Swedish welfare model, the prolonged transition to adulthood, as well as the family-oriented welfare discourse have been used as analytical perspectives. The results show that young care leavers have a pronounced need for social, emotional, practical and financial support. Whilst such support is occasionally provided by foster carers and residential staff, it is seldom given by social services or biological parents. This group is at risk of facing severe problems in the transitional phase from care to independent life, a fact which is not acknowledged by the Swedish welfare system.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete
care leavers, family, support, transition to adulthood, welfare model
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2010-01-14 14:19

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