ERIC Number: ED103733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Foster Child Care in Sweden.
Current Sweden, n36 July 1974
The Commission of Foster Child Welfare, appointed by the Swedish government, was assigned the task of studying all matters related to care of children in private foster homes and child-care institutions, as well as compiling data on the numbers and types of foster homes. The commission was also instructed to study the informational activities related to foster child care programs and to assess various kinds of aid to foster parents. This summary of the commission's final report deals with the aforementioned topics as well as with public child welfare programs of a preventative nature and some of the problems that arise when public authorities intervene to assume custody of minor children. At the time of the survey nearly 25,000 minors were receiving care outside their parents' homes; of that number 85 percent were in foster homes and the remainder were in various types of institutions. The commission strongly proposes expansion of preventative child welfare programs and the creation of new types of family care as a means of reducing the future need for traditional child welfare institutions. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Data Collection, Day Care Centers, Foreign Countries, Foster Children, Foster Homes, Program Evaluation
The Swedish Institute, Box 7072, S-103 82, Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden