Experiences with crisis management when child sexual abuse was perpetrated by staff in early childhood education: A Swedish case study

Cecilia Kjellgren, Christina Carlsson, Anette Emilson

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Sammanfattning

Institutional child sexual abuse is a concern for children, families, and society. Limited research has explored how school leaders and municipalities handle cases of sexual abuse in educational settings. This case study examines how a municipality managed the suspicion that 19 toddlers were sexually abused by an educator at several Early Childhood Education and Care institutions (ECEC). A nine-member crisis management team was formed that included key persons from the department of education and social welfare. During the initial phase of the investigation, only the team members were informed about the suspected abuse. In individual interviews, team members were asked how the team was organised and how their plans were implemented. In addition, they were asked about their experiences of participating in the crisis management. Three themes were identified: the set-up of the crisis management, the implementation of the crisis management plan, and important experiences. The crisis team emphasised that a child perspective rather than a general crisis perspective was applied and this approach was operationalised by key people in the educational and social welfare sectors. This paper highlights the impact of this case on the respondents as well as implications for the educational sector.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Artikelnummer2061684
Sidor (från-till)1-15
Antal sidor15
TidskriftCogent Social Sciences
Volym8
Utgåva1
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2022-apr.-08

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