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Table 4.6 Considerations in legislation that authorizes weak discretion

From: The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions

Country Child’s participation Child’s needs Permanency Protection Child’s relationship Child’s identity Parent’s perspective Child’s future Number of factors
Australia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   7
Austria 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   7
Spain 1 1 1 1 1 1   1 7
Canada 1 1 1 1 1 1    6
England 1 1 1 1   1 1   6
Denmark 1 1 1   1    1 5
Finland 1 1   1   1   1 5
Germany   1 1 1 1     4
Sweden 1 1   1 1     4
USA 1 1 1 1      4