However we are talking of a flawed system. The system functions something like placeing at-risk children at families living very far from the larger towns and then leave them there where they cannot interact with other at-risk teenagers.
It is a kind of positive peer culture system where there is very few humans to talk with at all. The risk is that the isolation in the forest areas might cure the children of choosing a criminal future, but at a prize where they don't learn to interact with larger social masses forcing them to remain living outside the cities.
As the article mentions below there are few demands put upon parents who want to be foster parents, which place the children at risk of abuse in the hands of the foster parents. Oversight and supervision from the authorities are almost entirely left out due to the huge distances.
We will publish a number of articles about the dysfuntional foster care system in Sweden so other countries may choose a different path which actually saves children.
Vad krävs för att få bli fosterfamilj? (AftonBladet)