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The First Minister plans to turn good parents into criminals

“I oppose the Welsh Government’s plan to criminalise parents who smack their children.”

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WHY THE LAW NEEDS TO REMAIN UNCHANGED…

Good parents will be turned into criminals.

Police and social workers will be flooded with trivial cases leaving them struggling to stop genuine child abuse.

Parents should decide whether to smack their children, not the government.

The current law already protects children from abuse. It needs to be enforced, not changed.

SHOULD PARENTS BE BANNED FROM SMACKING THEIR CHILDREN?

“Yeah, but…

Answers to common arguments in favour of changing the law to criminalise parents

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What is being proposed?

Currently parents in Wales are allowed to ‘reasonably chastise’ their children. The First Minister has committed to outlaw this. He intends to do this by removing the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’.

What is ‘reasonable chastisement’?

The ‘reasonable chastisement' defence prevents parents from being criminalised for smacking their children.