Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus. / Kläfverud, Maria; Olsson, Ann-Margreth E.

2019. Abstract from 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Harvard

Kläfverud, M & Olsson, A-ME 2019, 'Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus', 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway, 2019/09/01 - 2019/09/04.

APA

Kläfverud, M., & Olsson, A-M. E. (2019). Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus. Abstract from 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway.

CBE

Kläfverud M, Olsson A-ME. 2019. Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus. Abstract from 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway.

MLA

Kläfverud, Maria and Ann-Margreth E. Olsson Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus. 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, 01 Sep 2019, Oslo, Norway, Abstract, 2019.

Vancouver

Kläfverud M, Olsson A-ME. Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus. 2019. Abstract from 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway.

Author

Kläfverud, Maria ; Olsson, Ann-Margreth E. / Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus. Abstract from 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway.

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TY - CONF

T1 - Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus

AU - Kläfverud, Maria

AU - Olsson, Ann-Margreth E.

N1 - Conference code: 3

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus Aim This study forms an essential part in informing effective prevention and interventions with children exposed to or at risk of domestic violence and sexual abuse, focusing on children becoming summoned, visiting and exiting Barnahus with a child perspective. Background In Sweden when custodians are under suspicion, the child becomes summoned to Barnahus without the custodians’ knowledge or consent. In purpose to provide safety for the child, a well-known person (e.g teacher or schoolnurse), becomes a so called safety person accompanying the child. The commission of the child’s welfare worker is to offer and provide early interventions securing the best interest of the child. Methods We have interviewed children, parents, safety persons and welfare case workers, and observed at a Barnahus. This research was conducted in collaboration with the involved Barnahus including a consultative panel given and giving regular feedback contributing to further orientation. Findings The children were scarcely informed when summoned to Barnahus, not given information about what was going on or why. In the transitions between place and time, the expectations on the child, the accompanying safety person as well as their relation varied. For example, in the upcoming police interview children were expected to perform, act and take responsibility. When a child was assessed not in need of immediate protection, the child returned to preschool or school with the safety person. Both returns to their ordinary roles. Not having a dialogue with their child welfare worker, the children were risking exiting Barnahus without enough information nor having continuing support secured. Conclusions/recommendations Children have legal rights to become addressed as acting subjects and involved in concerns of their own. In providing safety for the children, safety persons need information about their role and the Barnahus concept.

AB - Child perspective on being summoned to, visiting and exiting Barnahus Aim This study forms an essential part in informing effective prevention and interventions with children exposed to or at risk of domestic violence and sexual abuse, focusing on children becoming summoned, visiting and exiting Barnahus with a child perspective. Background In Sweden when custodians are under suspicion, the child becomes summoned to Barnahus without the custodians’ knowledge or consent. In purpose to provide safety for the child, a well-known person (e.g teacher or schoolnurse), becomes a so called safety person accompanying the child. The commission of the child’s welfare worker is to offer and provide early interventions securing the best interest of the child. Methods We have interviewed children, parents, safety persons and welfare case workers, and observed at a Barnahus. This research was conducted in collaboration with the involved Barnahus including a consultative panel given and giving regular feedback contributing to further orientation. Findings The children were scarcely informed when summoned to Barnahus, not given information about what was going on or why. In the transitions between place and time, the expectations on the child, the accompanying safety person as well as their relation varied. For example, in the upcoming police interview children were expected to perform, act and take responsibility. When a child was assessed not in need of immediate protection, the child returned to preschool or school with the safety person. Both returns to their ordinary roles. Not having a dialogue with their child welfare worker, the children were risking exiting Barnahus without enough information nor having continuing support secured. Conclusions/recommendations Children have legal rights to become addressed as acting subjects and involved in concerns of their own. In providing safety for the children, safety persons need information about their role and the Barnahus concept.

M3 - Abstract

T2 - 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence

Y2 - 1 September 2019 through 4 September 2019

ER -