Saturday, 7 November 2020

Smacking Children Now Illegal In Scotland!

Smacking is now illegal in Scotland, making it the first part of the UK to bring in such a ban.

Children have the same protection from assault as adults after the change came into force on Saturday.

The Scottish Parliament approved the move last year, and Wales is expected to follow suit by 2022.

Smacking is still permitted in other parts of the UK if it is "reasonable punishment", according to the Children's Act 2004.

What is deemed "reasonable punishment" will depend on each case, but it cannot be used to justify serious physical punishment such as wounding, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm.

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