Wales smacking ban plan goes to public consultation – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2018 in consultations, corporal punishment, news, Wales by sally

‘Plans to outlaw smacking children in Wales are going out to a three-month consultation.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2018

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UK Laws Around Smacking Children Are Changing – Everything You Need to Know – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in assault, children, corporal punishment, defences, news, parental rights by sally

‘Rules around smacking children across the UK are changing as a result of new laws coming into force.’

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The Independent, 22nd November 2017

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UN urges UK to make smacking illegal – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2015 in child abuse, children, corporal punishment, news, United Nations by sally

‘The UK should pass laws to ban parents from smacking their children at home, a United Nations report has suggested.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2015

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Smacking must be banned to bring UK into line with international law – report to UN insists – Daily Telegraph

‘Report compiled for UN by Government’s children’s tsars demands “immediate repeal” of laws allowing parents to hit their children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

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Assessment of domestic violence should not be culture sensitive – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2015 in corporal punishment, divorce, domestic violence, news by sally

‘This recent domestic violence case involving a child and the comments made by Mrs Justice Pauffley have been exciting the interest of both the media those agencies involved in child protection, such as the NSPCC.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2015

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Father who insisted he had a right to smack his children has son and daughter taken into care – Daily Telegraph

‘The father, from Rotherham, was completely open with social workers about his conviction that children benefit from corporal punishment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2015

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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

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Religious teacher jailed for assaulting boys during lessons at mosque – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2011 in assault, children, corporal punishment, news, sentencing, teachers by sally

“A volunteer religious teacher at a mosque in Yorkshire has been jailed for 10 weeks for kicking and slapping young boys during lessons at a mosque.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011

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Europe presses UK to introduce total ban on smacking children – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2010 in corporal punishment, news by sally

“The UK will come under increasing pressure to ban all smacking and corporal punishment of children as the European human rights body steps up pressure for a change in the law.”

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The Guardian, 25th April 2010

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Devon man who hit his baby son must pay him £50 – BBC News

“A father who hit his baby son because he knocked a photo frame off a television has been ordered to pay him £50 compensation.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2010

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School smacking loophole closed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2010 in corporal punishment, education, news by sally

“Smacking is to be banned for anyone working with children outside the family, closing a loophole on corporal punishment, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2010

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Smacking children: the law – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 4th, 2010 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“The law on smacking children is a grey area, which campaigners have sought to change in recent years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd January 2010

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Nurse Susan Pope sacked from school after smacking son loses appeal against dismissal – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2009 in children, corporal punishment, education, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Susan Pope, the nurse sacked from a leading public school after smacking her son in her own home, has lost her claim for unfair dismissal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2009

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Judges rule on child discipline – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2009 in child abuse, corporal punishment, news by sally

“Judges in the case of a girl who was kicked and slapped by her parents have drawn a line at which disciplining children becomes physical abuse.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2009

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‘Discipline’ father’s crop attack – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2009 in child cruelty, corporal punishment, sentencing by sally

“A father who horsewhipped his three children for discipline and to stop them ‘going off the rails’ has been jailed at Cardiff Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2009

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Boy, eight, taken into care after mother hit him with hairbrush – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2009 in child abuse, corporal punishment, news, social services by sally

“Child protection authorities yesterday said they hoped to return an eight-year-old boy to his mother who had hit him with a hairbrush as soon as possible, but defended their decision to take him into care.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2009

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Smacking row family win right to adopt – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2009 in adoption, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A family has won the right to adopt a girl after they were banned when the father smacked a child for swearing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2009

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Schoolteacher on trial for hitting hand of girl pupil – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2008 in corporal punishment, news, teachers by sally

“A schoolteacher has gone on trial accused of hitting the hand of a girl pupil during a design and technology lesson.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2008

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Court win for smack row parents – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2008 in adoption, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A couple who told social workers they had the right to smack their adopted son have won the right to a re-hearing in a bid to adopt his sister, aged two.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2008

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Slap teacher guilty of misconduct – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2008 in corporal punishment, news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

“A teacher who slapped a pupil on her bottom and called her a ‘naughty girl’ has been found guilty of professional misconduct but can carry on teaching.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2008

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