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  • Date of Decision:7/27/2017 Reg.No:803-2017

    Severe criticism of Försäkringskassan for slow processing in cases on insurance affiliation and child benefits

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  • Date of Decision:7/13/2017 Reg.No:2017-2015

    Criticism of the Prison and Probation Service, Södertörn Probation Authority, for the processing of a personal case study

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    By request of the Court of Appeal, a personal case study was initiated on a person sentenced to prison by the District Court. During the District Court’s processing of the case the Probation Authority had handed in two statements. The purpose of the Court of Appeal’s decision to collect a third statement from the Probation Authority was to examine the preconditions for a court-imposed care order. In spite of this, the Probation Authority decided to terminate the investigation into a court-imposed care order without leaving a suggestion on a specific treatment. The Parliamentary Ombudsmen is critical towards the fact that the Probation Authority terminated the investigation with reference to the penal value established by the District Court. According to the Parliamentary Ombudsmen’s understanding, it is evident that the Court of Appeal asked for an additional investigation regarding a court-imposed care order not to rule out the possibility of such an order. As the investigation of the court-imposed care order was terminated, the case officer that conducted the personal case study concluded that it was not necessary to account for the involvement with the social services in the statement’s review. As a result of this the notes on the social service’s involvement were disposed of. As the statement’s material was disposed of, according to the Prison and Probation Service’s guidelines on personal case studies and probation, the Parliamentary Ombudsmen finds no reason to direct criticism against the Probation Authority for the lack of documentation. However, the Parliamentary Ombudsmen emphasise that there are requirements on establishing complete records even when the Probation Authority terminates an investigation into a court-imposed care order without a suggested treatment. Because of this, the Parliamentary Ombudsmen intends to follow up on the Prison and Probation Service’s planned measures to modify the regulations on documentation.

  • Date of Decision:7/12/2017 Reg.No:1145-2016

    Criticism of the Competition Authority for a number of failures when processing a case on the suspected abuse of a dominant position

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  • Date of Decision:6/29/2017 Reg.No:2447-2015

    Report against the Care and Nursing Administration of Karlstad Municipality that an elderly woman at a nursing home was not permitted to make video calls on her tablet in the nursing home’s common areas

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  • Date of Decision:6/22/2017 Reg.No:4945-2016

    Criticism of the Swedish Police Authority inter alia for a woman who was taken into custody for intoxication not being permitted to use the toilet during the night, and for the woman not being offered anything to cover herself with

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  • Date of Decision:6/21/2017 Reg.No:6930-2016

    Criticism of a teacher who, during an ongoing custody dispute, expressed an opinion about the other parent in an email to one of the child’s parents in a way that was not neutral

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  • Date of Decision:6/15/2017 Reg.No:6153-2016

    Severe criticism of an official at the Urban Planning Committee in the municipality of Täby for its treatment of an individual in email correspondence with that individual

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  • Date of Decision:6/15/2017 Reg.No:3197-2016

    Criticism of Hässelby-Vällingby District Council in the Municipality of Stockholm for slow processing of a request for photographs and videos

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