- Professor Jill Duerr Berrick
- Marit Skivenes, University of Bergen, Norway
- Tarja Poso, University of Tampere, Finland
- Jonathan Dickens, University of East Anglia, Engl and
This cross-country comparative project examines child welfare decision making at the “front-end” of the child welfare system when social workers are considering the possibility of child removal to care. The study involves a sample of child welfare workers in England, Finland, Norway and California.
Click on the links below for information on some of the study findings.
Summary 1: A Summary of the Formalized Framework for Decision Making in the United States, England, Finland, Norway
Summary 2: International Considerations when Children are Removed to Foster Care: Children's Involvement in Decision-Making
Summary 3: Parents' Involvement in Child Welfare Decision Making: A Cross-Country Examination of Practice
Summary 4: Time and its Relationship to Quality Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis
- Norwegian Research Council
- Peder Sather fund