In family contexts of neglect or maltreatment, the State interferes in order to safeguard the development and welfare of the child or young person at risk. This study aims to understand the representation that 200 students, in the area of social sciences, have about the protection system. It is concluded that students are more favourable to the removal of the child or young person, and prefer more institutionalization in comparison to foster care. This is a warning sign to the need for a broader and more inclusive basic education upon the possible social responses, so that we can focus, in fact, the child's best interests.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Removal and reunification decisions: the attitudes of future professionals
|Published - Sept 2015