• Asreen Sadeghi
  • Ditte Ellermann Poulsen
4. term, Social Work, Master (Master Programme)
The last couple of years, there has been a large political focus on asylum children’s welfare. Studies have shown that children and young with a refugee and asylum background have a lower chance to thrive than their Danish peers. Despite this asylum children gets overlooked in the municipalities. The purpose of this thesis is to examine how the employees handle the children’s failure to thrive on asylum centre X, and what premises that forms the base of the handling.

This has been done through a case study with an institutional ethnography inspired approach. The case is bases on three informants from asylum centre X. Quotes have been operationalised using concepts from Schein’s organisational culture theory, Bourdieu’s habitus and field concept, and Lipsky’s Street-level Bureaucracy theory - besides the mentioned theories this thesis explorative approach has resulted in the use other theories and concepts in the analysis which were found to be relevant.

Bases on the analysis it is concluded that the employees on the chosen asylum centre handles the work with asylums children’s failure to thrive through companionship and cooperation on asylum centre X. In order to do so all the actors and systems the asylum child interacts with has been examined in order to direct the effort in the best possible way. On asylum centre X there exists values such as: respect, trust, opinions, with norms of cooperation and a sense of community is the basis of arriving at good solutions. These function as a premise of work on asylum centre X. Other than that, there was found a series of trans local premises related to political and legal framework, that control the employees handling in their work.
Publication date30 May 2019
Number of pages84
External collaboratorUkendt
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