Comparative analysis of the child welfare systems of Portugal and Galician

Authors

  • Deibe Fernández-Simo Universidade de Vigo, Facultade de Educación e Traballo Social, Departamento de Análise e Intervención Psicosocioeducativa, Ourense, España. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6202-4452
  • Edgar Campos Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Educação, Viseu, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0418-9061
  • Maria João Amante Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Educação, Viseu, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0138-5865
  • María Victoria Carrera Fernández Universidade de Vigo, Facultade de Educación e Traballo Social, Departamento de Análise e Intervención Psicosocioeducativa, Ourense, España https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2158-3084
  • Paula Xavier Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Educação, Viseu, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6140-1228
  • Xosé Manuel Cid Fernández Universidade de Vigo, Facultade de Educación e Traballo Social, Departamento de Análise e Intervención Psicosocioeducativa, Ourense, España https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7470-1737
  • Susana Fonseca Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Educação, Departamento de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, CI&DEI, Viseu, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5930-5381

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29352/mill0216.23795

Keywords:

child welfare, rights of the child, social exclusion

Abstract

Introduction: The protection system must still adapt protective action to the specific needs of youth. Literature on the issue has indicated that the administration should design policies that facilitate the integration of vulnerable youth.

Objetive: To compares Galiza and Portugal's response to the needs of vulnerable children who have an administrative protection case file.

Methods: A analyze of the official statistical sources of the governments of Portugal, Spain, and the autonomous community of Galicia is carried out.

Results: The results show the need to reduce residential care in both countries, giving priority to fixed residence in host families, especially in the case of Portugal. The biological family in which the protective measure originated is the main destination after leaving the protection system.

Conclusion: A lack in places in residential resources specialized in addressing the process of transition to adult life are noted.

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Published

2021-09-14

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Education and Social Development Sciences