- January 10, 2018
- Posted by: Vaughan Gething AM
- Category: Uncategorized
At present it is against the law for a parent or carer to smack their child, except where this amounts to ‘reasonable punishment’ (section 58 Children Act 2004). Yesterday the Welsh Government announced a 12 week consultation on proposals to remove this defence.
Please do make your views known by responding to the consultation. Further details can be found at https://consultations.gov.wales/consultations/legislative-proposal-remove-defence-reasonable-punishment