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Social work and child welfare politicsThrough Nordic lenses$
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Hannele Forsberg and Teppo Kroger

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424068

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.001.0001

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Now you see them – now you don’t: institutions in child protection policy

Now you see them – now you don’t: institutions in child protection policy

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(p.147) ten Now you see them – now you don’t: institutions in child protection policy
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Social work and child welfare politics
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Tuija Eronen

Riitta Laakso

Tarja Pösö

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0010

This chapter presents an actual description of residential child protection in Finland. The material is interpreted on the basis of culture and child protection policy. In Finland, practitioners from different fields are involved in residential child protection work: health care professionals, youth workers and social work professionals. Residential child protection facilities in Finland receive children of all ages. Such residential facilities are described. There are many children and young people in residential care, and one should assume responsibility for them despite the fact that they are not necessarily seen.

Keywords:   child protection policy, Finland, residential care, health care professionals, youth workers, social work professionals

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