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LAW3479 Family Violence and Child Protection Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 5 February 2023


Pre-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201 or (LAW5111 and LAW5112) or LAW5501 or CMS1000


Domestic and family violence and child protection are complex and significant social issues which have severe and long lasting implications for all parties concerned, including those tasked with the job of implementing the law when charges are laid. It is therefore essential that those who work in this space thoroughly understand the legal options available to them. In this course, students will explore the public and legislative responses to the needs of children who fall into these areas, including (but not limited to) culture, socio-economics and gender. Further, ethical, professional and legislative implications for practitioners will also be considered.

This course will provide students with an understanding of domestic violence and child protection issues, and of legal developments dealing with them. Evidentiary research, along with theoretical and practical analysis, will address developments in both legislative and preventative measures relating to these issues. This course is designed to provide students with the requisite skills and knowledge for working within the legal, policy and social contexts that address family violence and child protection. Students, by way of course assessments, will demonstrate their skills and knowledge through application of legal processes and procedures, designed specifically to provide a theoretical, yet practical basis for both areas of law.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 5 February 2023