‘In theory the threshold criteria limit the State’s ability to intervene in family life and requires the conditions set out in s.31 (2)(i) and (ii) Children Act 1989 to be satisfied before a child may be removed from their family. In practice the threshold criteria fail to achieve the aim of limiting the State’s ability to intervene in the family and do not prevent excessive numbers of children being inappropriately removed from their home.’
Evaluate this statement
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IMPORTANT: The following rules for production and submission of coursework must be followed and will form part of the assessment in respect of demonstrating an ability to follow, apply and comply with instructions. You will lose marks if you do not follow the rules listed below.
(b) Your work must not be produced using ‘unfair means’ (collusion, plagiarism and other such forms of cheating)
(c) We prefer your work to be word-processed in 12 point font AND double spaced so tutors can read with ease and have sufficient room to insert comments.
(d) Case names must be in italics.
(e) All citations to cases, statutes, books and journals must be referenced fully, as must web-sites used (with the date last accessed specified) using the OSCOLA style reference guide – see LLB (Hons) Blackboard page.
(f) All pages must be numbered.
(g) You must count the words used (excluding the words used to write the footnotes and bibliography) and this must be declared honestly and accurately on your assignment. Failure to declare the words used will mean your work will not be marked and inaccurate declarations of words used will lead to disciplinary proceedings.
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(a) All written assessments (unless otherwise directed by your module leader) must be produced and submitted electronically through a ‘Turn-it-In’ submission box. The e-submission box will be located on your Module Blackboard space. Your module tutor will inform you where the precise location is.
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(c) An LLS assignment e- front-sheet must be attached to your work to enable summary comments be made.
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(e) We do not accept e-mail, faxed, or postal submissions of coursework.
(f) Try and submit your work well in advance of the deadline.
(g) If you have an authorisedextension of between 1 and 10 days your work will not be penalised.
(h) If you submit your work late without an authorised extension, we will only accept it for marking up to 5 working days after the deadline and the work will be capped at 40%. PLEASE NOTE: unauthorised late submission at resubmission (i.e., a re-assessment) will automatically be a awarded a mark of 0% for that element of assessment.
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(b) Your coursework will be returned by your seminar tutor (via Grade-Mark on the turn-it-in platform) by the feedback date stated on the front cover sheet.
(c) All marks remain provisional until after the final examination board has met.
When marking this assignment we are looking for evidence that you’ve achieved the following assessed outcomes: OUTCOME HOW TO DEMONSTRATE THE OUTCOMES IN
THIS ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING
AO 1 Understanding
Your legal knowledge
• You can retrieve, explain and apply relevant, and up-to-date, legal authority.
• Your work demonstrates an accurate explanation and definition of legal rules (and where appropriate principles and standards and their underlying values)
• Your work demonstrates an understanding of the law relating to child protection and state intervention of the family.
AO 2 Applying
Your range and depth of analysis and evaluation
• You can develop an argument which runs throughout using appropriate legal evidence to support this.
• You address both sides of the issue critically analysing the question.
AO 3 Researching
Your range of sources, citations and referencing
• All sources of evidence, such as law (cases and statutes), books, journals and web-based sources, are cited fully and accurately in accordance with the OSCOLA style guide.
• Your work contains a complete and accurate bibliography is produced at the end of the assignment, in line with the style outlined in both the LLS Coursework and OSCOLA guides.
• Your work complies with the academic regulations on ‘unfair means to enhance performance’: see f
AO 4 Communicating
Your structure, style, spelling, grammar and punctuation
• Your work contains an introduction, a legal argument organised into
paragraphs which addresses the question set, and a concluding paragraph which should restate your answer to the question set.
• Your work is presented and produced in line with the recommendations contained within the LLS Coursework Guide.
• Your work is legible, coherently expressed and articulates a clear, structured legal argument, and is free from grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.
• You can produce your work to the agreed word limit and to an agreed deadline.