Marit Skivenes on a stage Funding for new project: PARTICIPATION: Are Children Heard in the Child Protection System?

NEW PROJECT: Marit Skivenes, LawTransform’s Child Rights’s  unit research leader, has received funding to conduct a groundbreaking study of children’s participation. – Lack of participation and involvement of children is a big challenge in the Norwegian child protection system, says Marit Skivenes. The Research Council of Norway recently revealed the grant announcement for 2020. In […]

Brnevernfrokost - webianrserie om barnevern og barns rettigheter Barnevernsfrokost – ny webinarserie

I den nye webinarserien Barnevernsfrokost, skal vi hver måned behandle et tema innenfor barnevern og barns rettigheter. Nå på tirsdag, 3. november kl. 9.00, avholdes det første webinaret i vår nye webinarserie om barnevern og barns rettigheter. Barnevern og barns rettigheter er alltid både viktig og aktuelt. De siste årene har oppmerksomheten rundt norsk barnevern […]

Online Course in Systematic Reviews

Free online PhD course in the use of systematic reviews in the social sciences. The course will be offered in June 2020, and is designed to give an introduction to the use of systematic reviews (SR) in social science research. SR is a synthesis of existing knowledge that uses transparent and explicitly defined procedures to […]

Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings

Time to recognize children’s right to post-adoption contact with siblings Hege Stein Helland, Ph.D. Candidate at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism and the Department for Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen The Ministry of Children and Families is revising the Child Welfare Act, and hereunder the provisions related to the use […]

Unique in a World Context

NEW PUBLICATION: Changes in the Norwegian Child Welfare Act formalize children’s right to “love”. PhD fellow Hege Stein Helland, PhD fellow Ida B. Juhasz and researcher Amy McEwan-Strand have, together with social worker Lisette Holm, written a popular science article published in the journal Tidsskrift for Norsk Barnevern. The article is based on a pro […]

Slik vil dommen forandre barnevernet

Norge ble dømt i menneskerettighetsdomstolen i en sak om tvangsadopsjon. Det vil få konsekvenser for barnevernet. Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolen slo nylig fast at Norge har krenket retten til respekt for privatliv og familieliv i en sak om tvangsadopsjon av et barnevernsbarn. Dommen i den såkalte Lobben-saken var den første i en rekke norske barnevernssaker som er tatt […]

New PhD position

Fully funded PhD position at Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, UiB. The Centre is looking for a person with high ambitions, strong qualifications in methodologies and a keen interest in comparative research. The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in political science, social policy or economics (other education may be considered when clearly […]

Permanent position as researcher

Vacancy at Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, UiB. Vacancy as researcher at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, UiB. Qualifications: Ph.D. in political science, sociology or economics (other education when clearly related to the project topic may be considered), good qualifications in quantitative […]

Permanent position as researcher

Vacancy at Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, UiB. Vacancy as researcher at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, UiB. Qualifications: Ph.D. in political science, sociology or economics (other education when clearly related to the project topic may be considered), good qualifications in quantitative […]