Time, institutional support and quality of decision making in child protection:A cross-country analysis

Berrick, Jill, Dickens, Jonathan, Poso, Tarja and Skivenes, Marit (2016) Time, institutional support and quality of decision making in child protection:A cross-country analysis. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 40 (5). pp. 451-468. ISSN 2330-3131

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Abstract

This paper examines perceptions of time and institutional support for decision making and staff confidence in child welfare staffs ultimate decisions – examining differences and similarities between and within the service-oriented Nordic countries (Norway and Finland) and the risk-oriented Anglo-American countries (England and California). The study identifies a high degree of work pressure across all the countries, lines of predominantly vertical institutional support and relatively high confidence in decisions. Finland stands out with higher perceived work pressure and with a horizontal support line, whereas England stands out with workers having a lower degree of confidence in their own and others’ decisions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: child protection ,decision making,support,time pressure,workers' experiences
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:31
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 23:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57797
DOI: 10.1080/23303131.2016.1159637

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