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Children's tsar urges smacking ban

Children's tsar urges smacking ban

Parents should be banned from smacking children, the Children’s Commissioner for England has told The Independent.  Maggie Atkinson said it was her personal view that the current law gives pets and adults more rights to be protected from violence than children.  Under current legislation parents can hit a child if it constitutes “reasonable chastisement” and does not leave a serious mark.

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