Child rights

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    Publications

    Social Workers and Independent Experts in Child Protection Decision Making: Messages from an Intercountry Comparative Study

    Published in British Journal of Social Work, 2016. This paper draws on an international comparative study of social work decision making in cases that are …

    Pathways to permanence in England and Norway: A critical analysis of documents and data

    Published in Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 67, 2016, pp. 152-160. The English language term ‘permanence’ is increasingly used in high income countries as …

    Child welfare workers’ experiences of obstacles in care order preparation: a cross-country comparison

    Published in European Journal of Social Work, 2016 This paper examines the significant obstacles that child protection workers in four countries, England, Finland, Norway and …

    The role and function of the spokesperson in care order proceedings: A cross-country study in Finland and Norway

    Published in Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 74, 2017, pp- 8-16. The article explores the spokesperson’s role and function when representing children in care …

    Citizens’ views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children

    Published in Child & Family Social Work (2017). Citizens’ opinions on child protection public policy are a key dimension of the legitimacy of a political …

    Projects

    Discretion and the Child’s Best Interest in Child Protection

    The research project “Discretion and the child’s best interests in child protection” aims to unlock the black box of discretionary decision-making in child protection cases …

    The Acceptability of Child Protection Interventions: A Cross-Country Analysis

    This project examines the population´s values and interpretations of the child´s best interest’s principle within different societies, as well at the courts justifications of their …

    Child Protection and Human Rights – Making professional judgements

    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a legal document with global reach and thus has a cosmopolitan imprint. The CRC …

    Decision-Making About Best Interests

    PhD Project, University of Bergen

    THE PRO BONO GROUP

    We are a group at the University of Bergen that conduct research on children´s rights. Pro bono is a latin phrase for professional work and …