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Residential Care of ChildrenComparative Perspectives$
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Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.001.0001

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Swedish Residential Care in the Landscape of Out-of-Home Care

Swedish Residential Care in the Landscape of Out-of-Home Care

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(p.38) 3 Swedish Residential Care in the Landscape of Out-of-Home Care
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Residential Care of Children
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MARIE SALLNÄS

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.003.0003

Swedish out-of-home care has been subject to major changes in recent times. Foster care is the most common form of out-of-home care—and the principally preferred option—but lately the number of placements in privately run residential homes has risen. It is not possible in the Swedish context to discuss the current situation and trends in residential care without taking foster care into consideration. Changes in the field of foster care affect residential care and vice versa, because both decisions are made by local authorities. This chapter presents an overview of the “landscape” of out-of-home care in Sweden and discusses the changing role of residential care in that landscape, along with the possible explanations for the most important alterations that have taken place.

Keywords:   Sweden, residential care, foster care, child welfare, child care, social services, family services, privatization

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