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Palvelujärjestelmään liittyvät rakenteelliset haasteet ja työntekijöiden toimintamahdollisuudet julkisen sektorin lastensuojelutyössä (2022)
Structural challenges related to the service system and employees’ capabilities in public child welfare work


Mänttäri-van der Kuip, M. (2022). Palvelujärjestelmään liittyvät rakenteelliset haasteet ja työntekijöiden toimintamahdollisuudet julkisen sektorin lastensuojelutyössä. Janus: sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti, 30(1), 21-43. https://doi.org/10.30668/janus.107864


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All authors or editorsMänttäri-van der Kuip, Maija

Journal or seriesJanus: sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti

ISSN1235-7812

eISSN2489-4990

Publication year2022

Volume30

Issue number1

Pages range21-43

PublisherSosiaalipoliittinen yhdistys

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.30668/janus.107864

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80275

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Abstract

This article uses the capabilities approach to examine the work and working conditions of child welfare professionals. The study explores what structural factors related to the service system hamper the implementation of employees’ capabilities in public child welfare work, and how these challenges manifest in their work. The term capabilities refers to the possibilities to work in a way the employees regard as valuable and desirable in child welfare work. The research data consisted of three group interviews, which were conducted at the initial stage of participatory action research in three different work communities. The data were analysed using theory-guided content analysis. The analysis produced the following three intertwining categories of challenges related to the service system: complexity, fragmentation, and scarcity of resources in the service system. The manifestations of the challenges all hindered humane, holistic, systematic child welfare work carried out in cooperation with other professionals.


Keywordssocial workchild protectionservice systemsemployeesworking conditionsprerequisiteschallenges


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Reporting Year2022

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