MPs’ smacking ban attempt fails – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2008 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A cross-party group of MPs has failed to force through a ban on smacking children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2008

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MPs attempt to force smacking ban – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2008 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A cross-party group of MPs is attempting to force through a ban on smacking children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2008

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Labour’s smacking laws could be ‘unworkable’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2008 in corporal punishment, news, sentencing by sally

“Senior judges want parents who are taken to court for smacking their children to be treated leniently.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2008

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Senior Labour MPs lead campaign to ban smacking – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2008 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A fresh parliamentary attempt is to be made to ban the smacking of children, led by senior Labour backbenchers, including the chairman of the all-party health select committee.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2008

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‘Smacking can turn children into criminals’ – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2008 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“Smacking children, however lightly, should be outlawed because it increases the chances of aggression and anti-social and criminal behaviour in later life, a new report concludes.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2008

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Welsh smacking ban is ruled out – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2008 in corporal punishment, news, Wales by sally

“Wales will not have the power to introduce its own smacking ban, the assembly government has been told.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2008

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Pressure from parents sees rejection of smacking ban – The Independent

Posted October 26th, 2007 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“The Government bowed to parental pressure yesterday and decided against introducing a ban on smacking children.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2007

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Child laws are fuelling rise in smacking, warns NSPCC – The Observer

Posted September 17th, 2007 in child abuse, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A leading children’s charity has warned ministers that they must reverse the law that allows parents to smack their children, amid evidence that it is fuelling ‘invisible abuse’.”

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The Observer, 16th September 2007

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Parents given say in smacking law review – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2007 in child abuse, corporal punishment, news by sally

“Parents are to be invited to share their views on smacking as part of a review of changes to the law introduced to crack down on violence against children.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2007

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