Assessment 3: Essay (35%)
Due Date: Friday of Week 11
Word Count: 1500-1700 words
The assessment will require you to research and review the welfare law and its application in practice for one of the following vulnerable client groups:
• Children requiring protection from parental abuse.
• People with a disability requiring protection from discrimination in the workplace;
• Elderly requiring protection from financial abuse.
Your essay must include the following:
• Analysis of the reasons why legal protection is needed.
• Overview of the relevant principles of welfare law that underpin the legal protection.
• Critique of the current application of the law for legal protection of your chosen vulnerable client group.
Your essay must be based on a review of the literature and should include at least 8 current peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles or book chapters. This is in addition to any textbook, websites or other references you use. You must use APA 7 Referencing.
The format of your essay will be discussed in greater detail during tutorials.
Do NOT utilise sources such as www.tutor2u.com and other such web materials as these in no way constitute academic references for the purpose of your assignments. If you rely on such sources for theoretical support, you will be deemed NOT to have met the requirements of the assessment.
Criteria Weighting 100% HO D C P F
Analysis of literature on topic 20%
Conclusions derived from analysis 20%
Explanation of the relevant welfare law relating to the chosen group 25%
Use and depth of research 20%
Structure and presentation 10%
Criteria for essay High Distinction 80% - Distinction 70%- 79% Credit 60-69% Pass 50-59% Fail 049%
Analysis of literature on topic Provides accurate and complete explanations of all issues drawing on most recent scholarly literature. Provides accurate and complete explanations of most issues drawing on relevant literature Explanations of issues can mostly be identified and often cites the relevant literature. Explanations of issues are sometimes identified and not always accurate, sometimes cites the relevant literature. Unclear or absent explanations of issues that are inaccurate or incomplete, does not cite the relevant literature.
Conclusions derived from analysis of the topic Shows an excellent understanding of how potential issues can be identified and their impact on targeted population Shows a good understanding of how potential issues can be identified and their impact on targeted population. Shows an adequate understanding of how potential issues can be identified and their impact on targeted population. Shows a basic understanding of how potential issues can be identified and their impact on targeted population. Shows poor or no understanding of how potential issues can be identified and the* impact on targeted population.
Explain the relevant welfare law relating to the chosen vulnerable group All of the relevant welfare law is dearly and accurately detailed. referenced and discussed. Most of the relevant welfare taw is dearly and accurately detailed. Adequate coverage of the relevant welfare law and detail provided Some of the relevant welfare law is identified. The relevant welfare law is identified.
Use and depth of research A comprehensive analysis is developed Demonstrates insightful synthesis of the current research literature. A good analysis is developed Demonstrates synthesis of the current research literature. An adequate analysis is developed Summarises the literature. Basic analysis is evident along with some summarising of the literature. No analysis is evident No summarising or synthesis of literature.
Presentation and structure Excellent written presentation and structure. Good written presentation and structure. Mostly clear presentation and a basic structure. Some sections of the essay are unclear and unstructured. Unclear presentation and no structure
Referencing Wide range of good quality, contemporary refereed sources that are well cited. Wide range of good refereed sources that are weli cited. Sources are adequately cited. References were basic with frequent errors of citation. No references, or references unrelated to top*. Referencing missing from major sections of content.