Submitted by Josh Rafter on Saturday 7th November 2020
Published on Thursday 26th November 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 26th May 2021
Current Signatures: 22
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Make smacking children illegal
Children should have the same protection as adults against physical abuse and punishment. England should follow the same laws as Scotland and Wales in regards to protecting our children.
Physical abuse and punishment has the same negative effects on a child as it does on an adult. Banning smacking by removing the legal defence of Reasonable Chastisement would mean when a child complains about abuse the police would have more powers to protect the children.
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220.127.116.11 Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:20:12 +0000