Know the law relating to children.

The following topic forms part of the Unit Aspects of Family Law.

Know the law relating to children:

Parental responsibility: what it is; who has it; Gillick Competence.

Principles and factors applied in court proceedings: paramountcy principle; non-intervention principle and avoidance of delay principle; factors – wishes and feelings of the child; child’s physical, emotional and educational needs; likely effect on child of change of circumstances; any harm child has suffered or is at risk of suffering; child’s age, sex, background and characteristics; capacity of child’s parents and anyone else considered relevant; range of powers available to the court.

Section 8 orders: residence orders, contact orders, specific issue orders, prohibited steps orders.

Other orders relating to children: family assistance orders, threshold criteria, care orders, supervision orders, emergency protection order.


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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law course

Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers.

Contract Law

Consumer Law

Aspects of the Law of Tort.

Aspects of Employment Law.

Aspects of Family Law

Dispute solving in the Legal System (Mandatory)

Understanding Law Making (Mandatory)

Aspects of Legal Liability (Mandatory)