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‘There is a fear of not being SUPER knowledgeable’–social workers striving to enhance children’s participation in the assessment process for disability support;: 'Det finns en rädsla att inte vara SUPER kunnig’–Om socialarbetares strävan för att öka barns delaktighet i utredningsprocessen om stödinsatser enligt LSS]
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5435-1637
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6202-4196
2024 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

There is a need for more knowledge about how to enhance children’s participation in the assessment process when applying for support in accordance with the Swedish Disability Act (SDA). Here, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) has been highlighted as a successful way of letting children have a say in matters that concern their everyday lives. This study examines, from social workers’ perspectives, how increased participation can be made possible for children with disabilities during the process of decision-making and planning for support. Based on focus group interviews (N = 17) and individual interviews (N = 11) the findings reveal that the social worker shows a readiness to listen to children’s voices. However, they experience a range of both facilitating, but predominantly complicating, factors when meeting with the child and their parents. It is argued that the social workers’ professional discretion to some extent is influenced by the prevailing organisational culture, where a permissive work climate and proactive leadership are attributed great importance.  

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Children’s participation, disability, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), professional discretion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21200DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2023.2297147ISI: 001135107900001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85181247000OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-21200DiVA, id: diva2:1829692
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