Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The proposed smacking ban in Wales

"WRITING last month about the Welsh Government’s draft plans to outlaw smacking, I highlighted official police estimates that they expected more than 250 parents a year to face investigation or be charged, a total of 1,370 in the first five years."

"Now a letter from the Children’s Minister Julie Morgan, sneaked out just days before the summer holidays, has dramatically increased this number.''

"The letter to Lynne Neagle, Chair of the Children, Young People & Education Committee, predicts that 548 people a year will be investigated for smacking and sent to a Government re-education or ‘diversion’ scheme following the removal of the ‘reasonable chastisement’ defence a total of 2,740 in the first five years."

The smacking ban in Scotland:

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