FSD3203 Tampere Praksis: Child Foster Care and Children's Close Networks 2016

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child neglect, child protection, children in care, domestic violence, families, foster care, foster children, interpersonal relations, social interaction, social work, social workers


This dataset contains interviews with four Finnish social workers who worked with children taken into custody. The social workers each described 2-3 cases and how they progressed. Nine cases were discussed in total.

Central themes in the interviews included the children's social networks, the custody process, and the social worker's role and decisions in situations where the child's social network needed adjustment. Finally, unless it had already been discussed, the researcher enquired the types of challenges that social workers faced in working with the child's social network and how the network benefited the child's life.

Background information included the interviewee's gender, occupation and date of the interview. The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

Study description in machine readable DDI 2.0 format

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