A smacking ban in Scotland moved a step closer to becoming law after a majority of MSPs on a Holyrood committee supported the policy.
Holyrood legislating to ban smacking sends a “very clear message” to parents that physical punishment for children is “not acceptable”, a Scottish Government minister has said.
Opponents of a bid to ban smacking in Scotland are to stage a protest outside Holyrood, as the committee considering the bill holds its final evidence session.
The introduction of a ban on smacking children in Ireland was a “lightbulb moment”, a politician behind the move has told MSPs as Scotland considers adopting similar legislation.
There is “enormous” public opposition to a proposed ban on smacking, a campaign group has claimed.
Introducing legislation to ban smacking is the first step in changing the culture around physical punishment, it has been suggested.
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.