Archive for the 'corporal punishment' Category

Europe presses UK to introduce total ban on smacking children – The Guardian

“The UK will come under increasing pressure to ban all smacking and corporal punishment of children as the European human rights body steps up pressure for a change in the law.”

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The Guardian, 25th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Devon man who hit his baby son must pay him £50 – BBC News

“A father who hit his baby son because he knocked a photo frame off a television has been ordered to pay him £50 compensation.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2010

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School smacking loophole closed – BBC News

“Smacking is to be banned for anyone working with children outside the family, closing a loophole on corporal punishment, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smacking children: the law – Daily Telegraph

“The law on smacking children is a grey area, which campaigners have sought to change in recent years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd January 2010

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Nurse Susan Pope sacked from school after smacking son loses appeal against dismissal – Daily Telegraph

“Susan Pope, the nurse sacked from a leading public school after smacking her son in her own home, has lost her claim for unfair dismissal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judges rule on child discipline – BBC News

“Judges in the case of a girl who was kicked and slapped by her parents have drawn a line at which disciplining children becomes physical abuse.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2009

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‘Discipline’ father’s crop attack – BBC News

“A father who horsewhipped his three children for discipline and to stop them ‘going off the rails’ has been jailed at Cardiff Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boy, eight, taken into care after mother hit him with hairbrush – The Guardian

“Child protection authorities yesterday said they hoped to return an eight-year-old boy to his mother who had hit him with a hairbrush as soon as possible, but defended their decision to take him into care.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Smacking row family win right to adopt – Daily Telegraph

“A family has won the right to adopt a girl after they were banned when the father smacked a child for swearing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2009

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Schoolteacher on trial for hitting hand of girl pupil – Daily Telegraph

“A schoolteacher has gone on trial accused of hitting the hand of a girl pupil during a design and technology lesson.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2008

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Court win for smack row parents – BBC News

“A couple who told social workers they had the right to smack their adopted son have won the right to a re-hearing in a bid to adopt his sister, aged two.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Slap teacher guilty of misconduct – BBC News

“A teacher who slapped a pupil on her bottom and called her a ‘naughty girl’ has been found guilty of professional misconduct but can carry on teaching.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs’ smacking ban attempt fails – BBC News

“A cross-party group of MPs has failed to force through a ban on smacking children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2008

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MPs attempt to force smacking ban – BBC News

“A cross-party group of MPs is attempting to force through a ban on smacking children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2008

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Labour’s smacking laws could be ‘unworkable’ – Daily Telegraph

“Senior judges want parents who are taken to court for smacking their children to be treated leniently.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2008

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Senior Labour MPs lead campaign to ban smacking – The Guardian

“A fresh parliamentary attempt is to be made to ban the smacking of children, led by senior Labour backbenchers, including the chairman of the all-party health select committee.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Smacking can turn children into criminals’ – The Guardian

“Smacking children, however lightly, should be outlawed because it increases the chances of aggression and anti-social and criminal behaviour in later life, a new report concludes.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Welsh smacking ban is ruled out – BBC News

“Wales will not have the power to introduce its own smacking ban, the assembly government has been told.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2008

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Pressure from parents sees rejection of smacking ban – The Independent

“The Government bowed to parental pressure yesterday and decided against introducing a ban on smacking children.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Child laws are fuelling rise in smacking, warns NSPCC – The Observer

“A leading children’s charity has warned ministers that they must reverse the law that allows parents to smack their children, amid evidence that it is fuelling ‘invisible abuse’.”

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The Observer, 16th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Parents given say in smacking law review – The Guardian

“Parents are to be invited to share their views on smacking as part of a review of changes to the law introduced to crack down on violence against children.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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