Ending Physical Punishment – a year since the law changed

Hannah Cassidy

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What’s the law on physical punishment in Wales?

  • All physical punishment is illegal in Wales.
  • This means the law is clear – easy for children, parents, professionals, and the public to understand.
  • Children have the same protection from assault as adults.

Now that the law has been in force for nearly a year, we want to ensure that parents and carers in Wales have continued support when it comes to positive parenting techniques. Parenting. Give it time, offers practical tips and expert advice to encourage good behaviour from children aged 0-18, including alternatives to physical punishment.

https://www.gov.wales/ parenting-give-it-time

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