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Every parent has the responsibility to safeguard children and actively listen to them. They should also teach the child skills to be safe and various protective measures. To learn all about parental responsibilities and child's rights take the online quiz and learn useful information with every question you attempt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Happiest children are

    • A.

      UK

    • B.

      Spanish

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      Dutch

    Correct Answer
    D. Dutch
    Explanation
    According to UNICEF survey of 38 countries around the world, based on combination of physical health statistics, mental health statistics and quality of life surveys

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  • 2. 

    A father retains parental responsibility if he loses custody and makes no financial contribution to a child

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Custody (Residence orders) confers parental rights/responsibility but does not take them away. Only adoption or permanence order can removed parental rights.

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  • 3. 

    You cannot start medical treatment without the consent of someone with parental responsibility

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You can if it is clearly in the best interests of the child eg emergency, but also if it is with the consent of someone in loco parentis, for example the gran who comes with the child instead of the parent. It is often sufficient just to inform an absent parent about the treatment decision. But if you are aware there is likely to be disagreement with one or other parent then wise to seek explicit consent from both/all.

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  • 4. 

    It is a criminal offence to shake a child above the age of 3yrs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      True in Scotland, not in England

    • C.

      True in Scotland, not in Wales

    • D.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. True in Scotland, not in England
    Explanation
    Since 2019, any form of assault (child or adult) is criminal in Scotland. In England, defence of "reasonable chastisement" available.

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  • 5. 

    The legal age for buying cigarettes is

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      No minimum age

    Correct Answer
    D. No minimum age
    Explanation
    It is illegal to sell cigarettes to an under 16, but not criminal for a child to try to buy them

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  • 6. 

    Parents can override a competent 15yr old who refuses medical treatment

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      True in Scotland, not in England

    • C.

      True in England, not in Scotland

    • D.

      False

    Correct Answer
    C. True in England, not in Scotland
    Explanation
    Children in Scotland presumed competent from age 12yr. In England, parents have rights over their children up to the age of 18 and court can overrule decisions felt to be going against their own best interests

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  • 7. 

    A step Dad has no right to see stepchildren if he separates from his partner

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Needs to marry or adopt

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  • 8. 

    Surrogacy is 

    • A.

      Legal and contracts enforceable

    • B.

      Legal but contracts unenforceable

    • C.

      Legal unless money changes hands

    • D.

      Illegal

    Correct Answer
    B. Legal but contracts unenforceable
    Explanation
    Reasonable expenses are permitted

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  • 9. 

    Sperm donor is legal father

    • A.

      Unless HEFA licensed clinic

    • B.

      Unless contract signed pre-birth

    • C.

      Another name on birth certificate

    • D.

      Only if insemination through intercourse

    Correct Answer
    A. Unless HEFA licensed clinic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "unless HEFA licensed clinic." This means that if the sperm donation is done through a clinic that is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HEFA), the sperm donor is not considered the legal father. In such cases, the legal rights and responsibilities may be transferred to the intended parents or another individual. This indicates that the legal status of the sperm donor as the father depends on the circumstances and the regulations in place.

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  • 10. 

    A school teacher has a legal duty to administer medication

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Local authority has a legal duty to look after health needs of children in schools, but individual teachers cannot be forced to administer medication. In an emergency however, they could be considered guilty of "omission to act" if they did not, as long as they had received appropriate training

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  • 11. 

    British children spend less time outdoors than prisoners

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Prisoners have by right 1 hour outdoors time per day

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  • 12. 

    Duration of video game playing is associated with physical/verbal aggression

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Playing violent games or watching violent media is associated with physical/verbal aggression. Duration of video game playing is negatively associated with school performance

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  • 13. 

    How many Scottish 13yr olds have been drunk at least once?

    • A.

      6%

    • B.

      19%

    • C.

      36%

    • D.

      71%

    Correct Answer
    B. 19%
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, the correct answer is 19%. This implies that approximately 19% of Scottish 13-year-olds have been drunk at least once. It suggests that a significant proportion of this age group in Scotland has had the experience of consuming alcohol, which could raise concerns about underage drinking and its potential consequences.

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  • 14. 

    The minimum age for tattoos and piercings is

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      16 for piercings, 18 for tattoos

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      No minimum age for piercings

    Correct Answer
    B. 16 for piercings, 18 for tattoos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 16 for piercings and 18 for tattoos. This means that individuals must be at least 16 years old to get a piercing and at least 18 years old to get a tattoo. There is a distinction between the minimum age requirements for these two types of body modifications.

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  • 15. 

    The UK is the only European country to recruit soldiers under the age of 18

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Although they should not see active duty until 18. They can however perform armed guard duty, and 17yr olds have been sent to Afghanistan in error

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