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Now you see them – now you don’t: institutions in child protection policy

Tuija Eronen, Riitta Laakso and Tarja Pösö

in Social work and child welfare politics

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9781847424068
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303534 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0010
Now you see them – now you don’t: institutions in child protection policy

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This chapter presents an actual description of residential child protection in Finland. The material is interpreted on the basis of culture and child protection policy. In Finland, practitioners from different fields are involved in residential child protection work: health care professionals, youth workers and social work professionals. Residential child protection facilities in Finland receive children of all ages. Such residential facilities are described. There are many children and young people in residential care, and one should assume responsibility for them despite the fact that they are not necessarily seen.

Keywords: child protection policy; Finland; residential care; health care professionals; youth workers; social work professionals

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