Scotland’s top prosecutor has said it “remains to be seen” if bringing in a ban on smacking will result in an increase in parents being prosecuted for assault.
Scotland has taken a “momentous step” towards banning smacking, as MSPs overwhelmingly approved the general principles of new legislation to achieve this.
Introducing legislation to ban smacking children in Scotland is a “positive and necessary step”, according to the MSP behind the proposal.
As MSPs this week prepare to vote on a Bill making it illegal for parents to physically punish their children, we ask experts on both sides of the debate to assess the implications of a smacking ban for thousands of Scottish families.
A ban on smacking in Scotland is “unnecessary” and will “do nothing to help vulnerable children”, campaigners have claimed.
There is “enormous” public opposition to a proposed ban on smacking, a campaign group has claimed.
LEGISLATION aimed at banning the smacking of children in Scotland has been published at Holyrood.
Lorraine Kelly: I support smacking ban but a light tap on the hand doesn’t make you a violent parent
ANY parent who beats up their child is the lowest of the low and they should be prosecuted and jailed.