Ban physical violence against children in England - including smacking or hitting. Scotland have done it, now England should follow suit.
Why is this important?
Physically harming children in any way has no place in 21st century Britain. The Scottish Government are banning violence against children in any forms, but in England it’s still legal to harm a child so long as you don’t leave a trace.
Experts have made crystal clear how dangerous and damaging any kind of violent, abusive treatment of children is to their mental health and development. There’s never an excuse, and it’s time the law made that clear.
If you think children in England deserve the same protections as children in Scotland, will you add your name to the petition today?