Smacking: what is the law and should it be changed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 9th, 2014 in corporal punishment, crime, news, violence by sally

‘In an interview with the Independent, the Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, has expressed her view that smacking should be banned. “Because in law you are forbidden from striking another adult, and from physically chastising your pets”, she said, “but somehow there is a loophole around the fact that you can physically chastise your child.”’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th January 2014