BBV2002 - Practicing Child Welfare Law


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 hours LOVDATA , LOVSAMLING

Course content

The course provides an introduction to legislation that is essential for the child protection and child welfare worker's application of law in future professional occupations. The Child Welfare Act and associated regulations therefore have a central place in the curriculum and teaching activities. In addition, chils protection and child welfare worker's should have knowledge of other laws to be able to safeguard their duties as far as possible in accordance with their own legislation and children's rights in their work with children and young people. This applies, for example, to child welfare law, the education act, the laws of protection act, the kindergartens act, the adoption act, the health legislation.

There will furthermore be a focus on identifying legal aspects in complex child welfare issues. By reviewing relevant legislation, the importance of the field of specialization in a human rights perspective will be emphasized. The Constitution's chapter on human rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the human rights convention will be dealt with thoroughly. Legal and professional judgment is also emphasized.

The cild protection and child welfare worker's occupation is characterized by basic values ​​and policy objectives that will protect vulnerable children and young people. In order to achieve change, laws are used as instruments and the purpose provisions are therefore of central importance and emphasized in the teaching. Another central part of the subject is the proper processing and care of children and adults' rights. In the seminars, in addition to taking a position on material conditions in accordance with welfare legislation, learning activities will mainly consist in identifying and solving legal issues according to the general and special rules of administrative law.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The student

  • has knowledge of how to proceed to assess legal issues as a child welfare teacher
  • has knowledge of key laws for child welfare teachers - including rights, competence and special administrative law
  • has knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (in particular the principles of non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, the child's right to life and development, and the child's right to be heard)
  • has knowledge of implications following the Convention on the Rights of the Child to the child's welfare rights
  • has knowledge of implications following the Convention on the Rights of the Child to the child's welfare rights
  • has knowledge of human rights that contribute to safeguarding the rights of minorities, including the UN Convention on civil and political rights art. 27
  • has knowledge of provisions in national legislation that help to secure minorities' right to safeguard their own language and culture, including Section 110a of the Constitution, the Sami Act and relevant provisions of the welfare legislation, among others the Kindergarten Act and the Education Act

Skills - The student can:

  • identify and solve relevant legal issues based on legal methodology
  • identify the requirements for the legal basis for decisions according to relevant laws

General competence - The student can:

  • communicate legal issues and see them in connection with academic issues
  • work with legal issues related to the profession as Bachelor in child protection and child welfare

Learning methods and activities

The learning activity will consist of lectures and seminars with solutions to legal issues and discussions and reflections on these in plenary. Some of the teaching material will be posted on the learning platform in the form of video, articles and other relevant material. Students must assume some self-study in advance and afterwards of lectures and seminars.

Further on evaluation


LOVDATA (digital)


  • Norges Lover
  • Law collection for the health and social sector
  • Special printing of laws and regulations

Permitted incorporations in the aids are:

  • Marking of laws with post-it notes or other markers
  • Underlines in the text also with different colors
  • Neutral references can be allowed aids (laws, regulations) when using words like cf., compare, opps, opposite etc.
  • Note that laws or paragraphs have been repealed or changed

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education and Child Welfare (HSGBVB)

Required previous knowledge

Students must have passed all exams in the first semester and 45 credits in the program in order to take the exam in this course.

The course has study rights requirements. This means that the course is reserved for students admitted to the programme Bachelor in Child Welfare Work at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be published on Blackboard at the start of the course

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Child Welfare
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 LOVDATA , LOVSAMLING 2023-12-15 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 81
SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 LOVDATA , LOVSAMLING 2024-05-10 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 1
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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