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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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Supporting families: the role of family work in child welfare

Supporting families: the role of family work in child welfare

(p.65) five Supporting families: the role of family work in child welfare
Social work and child welfare politics

Marjo Kuronen

Pia Lahtinen

Policy Press

This chapter first presents a brief review of the international discussions on family support, mainly in the other Nordic countries and the UK, and this is followed by an overview of the historical background of the development of family work in Finland. The chapter also investigates the current state of family work in child welfare and its objectives, targets and methods. Furthermore, questions are raised regarding the role of service users, families and family members, in family work, especially with regard to connections and possible contradictions between supporting parents and protecting children, and between adult and child perspectives in family work. Home help for families with young children has almost completely disappeared as a universal public social care service in Finland. There are still many challenges for further empirical research and the practical development of family work.

Keywords:   family support, family work, child welfare, Finland, UK, supporting parents, protecting children, public social care

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