Welsh Government Announce Consultation on Proposals to Remove the Defence of Reasonable Punishment

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