LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare (8)


This subject aims to provide a critical analysis of a range of laws concerned with the care, protection and welfare of children and adolescents. Topics include legal rights, protection and status of children, custody and access, family violence, children in need of care and protection, and adoption. Comparative current law and policy in Australia and overseas will also be considered as well as a brief examination of laws relating to income support for children and adolescents living away from home.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LAW401
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Have a broad understanding of the scope and breadth of laws concerned with the care and protection of children and adolescents;
Have considered how the law promotes and protects the rights and needs of children and adolescents;
Be aware of deficiencies in the law and have some knowledge of the process of, and trends in, law reform.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Children's rights, status and the Law Family Violence Custody of Children Children in Need of Care Adoption Income support


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.