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Zdeňka Hauková

Placement of children in substitute care


This article deals with subject of placement of children in substitute care, and with the way workers in a given location approach such a process. The work maps the existing forms of substitute care and explores the topic of identification of institutions and their employees involved in selecting children within the placement process. In the empirical section it examines important aspects of selection in a chosen location by means of qualitative research strategy and it strives to understand them. It interprets and reflects on the information obtained from interviews, and outlines how selected workers of concrete location approach the decision-making process and what impact it brings on substitute care placement.

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