SAP103 Introduction to Welfare Law

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Assessment 2: Practical Report (30%) Due Date: Friday of Week 8

Word Count: 1400-1600 words

You are playing the role of a community service worker supporting a young adult son who is 18 years old who is seeking an order to protect himself from family violence perpetrated by his step-father at home where the son lives with his mother and step-father. You are required to investigate your local court and relevant support services and submit a written Support Plan for your client (i.e., the 18 year old son).

Based on your individual research, your written Support Plan must include the following:

(a) The location and role of the local court in the context of seeking a family violence protection order;
(b) A summary of the legal process as it relates to protecting the adult son from family violence by order of the court;
(c) An overview of the local support services available in connection with the court and external to the court that would assist your client;
(d) An explanation of how you (as the community service worker) would prepare if you received a subpoena to both submit your file notes, and attend court as a witness in this case;
(e) Identify and discuss two ethical issues that could arise for you in your role as a community service professional assisting the adult son in this matter. Include a description of how you would respond to the ethical issues that you have identified.

The format of your report will be discussed in greater detail during tutorials.

You must use APA 7 Referencing. You must include a reference section in your report and acknowledge any sources that you use, including all web-based sources. Please include at least 5 sources. Do NOT utilise sources such as and other such web materials as these in no way constitute academic references for the purpose of your assignment. If you rely on such sources for theoretical support, you will be deemed NOT to have met the requirements of the assessment.

Assessment Criteria

Court location and role 20% Summary of the legal process 20% Support services 20% Preparation 15% Ethics issues and worker response 15% Paragraph and sentence structure 10%

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