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Legislation regarding social protection of children and youth in Sweden with particular emphasis on protection from abuse and neglect

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Author(s): Savić Slobodan 2 | Alempijević Đorđe M.

Journal: Temida
ISSN 1450-6637

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2003;
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ABSTRACT
Protection of children from abuse and neglect is a current problem in the world. The consequences of violence against children are very important because they can leave behind permanent bodily injuries up to severe invalidity, as well as psychological consequences which very often lead to transmission of violence into next generations. In most extreme cases death occurs as a consequence of abuse and neglect. In this paper authors present legislation which regulate social protection of children and youth in Sweden, with special emphasis on protection from abuse and neglect. Sweden is a country in which social care of most vulnerable groups including children, was always at the top of priorities. Authors made comparative analysis of Swedish and domestic (Serbian) laws regarding protection of children from violence, with particular emphasis on mandatory report of these cases from professionals who are in regular professional contact with children. Authors will also put emphasis on duties of medical doctors in the system of protection of children and youth from abuse and neglect.
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