Stockholm university

Research group Control and audit of out-of-home care for children and youth

The research group studies public audit of child welfare services.

Our studies analyse the preconditions for public authorities to, via different institutional arrangements, detect malpractice and control care quality. We have for example studied licensing and state inspections of residential care for children and youth, in both a Swedish and Nordic perspective. Currently, we run a research project on local supervision of foster care.

Group members


Marie Sallnäs


Department of Social Work
Marie Sallnäs. Foto: Vilhelm Stokstad

Stefan Wiklund

Professor, Head of department

Department of Social Work
Stefan Wiklund

David Pålsson

Senior lecturer, associate professor

Department of Social Work
David Pålsson Foto: Rickard Kilström

Research projects