Contact person:
Vjollca Haxha
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Care Science
  • Linnéa and Josef Carlssons foundation
Project members at MaU:
Time frame:
01 November 2021 - 01 June 2024
Research subject:

Project description

The overall purpose of the research project is to explore the interaction between parents and professionals who are responsible for providing support to families with children entitled to support according to the LSS Act (Act Concerning Support and Services to Persons with Certain Functional Impairments).

The background to the study is that parents and children depend on professionals to be able to access support and service. This relationship between parents and professionals (such as LSS administrators, care staff, school staff) is often characterized by an imbalance. It is, for example, about who will decide which support will be best, the scope of the support and the forms of support. The view today is that the child, the parents and professionals should agree.

Since children's self-determination is conditioned by adults' assessments of what is good for the child, a heavy responsibility therefore rests on parents and professionals to jointly create solutions that work for the child and the family, something that previous research shows can be difficult to achieve. More knowledge is therefore needed to understand what happens in, above all, interactions between parents and professionals and the relationship that is thereby established.