Emelie Shanks, Ulf Jonsson, Stefan Wiklund, Alexander Rozental - Child & Family Social Work6 Jun 2019
In this article the authors attempt to disentangle different aspects of potentially harmful care for looked after children, as well as to discuss potential pathways to more systematically approach and report adverse events for this group.
Inga Narbutaité Aflaki & Matthias Freise - Journal of Refugee Studies13 May 2019
The article examines from a comparative perspective how Sweden and Germany reacted to the unprecedented increase in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in 2015. By illustrating the reactions of two countries, the study shows that an unprecedented wave of refugees/asylum seekers can trigger both more incremental, adaptive and drastic transformative policy changes.
Rebecca Thorburn Stern - The International Journal of Children's Rights10 May 2019
This article aims to unpack the reasons that Sweden's incorporation of legal measures to secure the rights recognised in the Convention on the Rights of the Child has been the subject of a lengthy and contentious debate.
Martin Bergström, Marianne Cederblad, Kickan Håkansson, Ann Kristine Jonsson, Christian Munthe, Bo Vinnerljung, Ingegerd Wirtberg, Pernilla Östlund, Knut Sundell - Research on Social Work Practice28 Feb 2019
This article presents the findings from a systematic review conducted on interventions for foster children and foster carers.
Alli Klapp - Children and Youth Services Review10 Feb 2019
The overall purpose of the study was to investigate how two different grading systems, the norm-referenced and the criterion-referenced garaging systems influence the educational achievement for children and youths placed in out-of-home care.
Anders Hjern, Bo Vinnerljung, Lars Brännström - Developmental Child Welfare10 Jan 2019
To inform decisions about permanent care arrangements, the authors of this study used Swedish national population registers to create a sibling population consisting of 194 children born 1973–1982 who had been in out-of-home care (OHC) at least 5 years before adolescence but were never adopted (50% boys) and their 177 maternal birth siblings who also had been in OHC at least 5 years before their teens but were adopted before adolescence (52.5% boys).
To raise attention to the fact that it is possible to change policies, attitudes and behaviours, the Council of the Baltic Sea States organised a high-level conference on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment.