This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 6 September 2018 by John Finnie MSP. The purpose of the Bill is to end the physical punishment of children by parents or those with caring responsibility for a child. The Bill would remove the defence of “reasonable chastisement” which can be used to justify using physical force on a child.
This is an issue that has repeatedly been highlighted by the UN in treaty monitoring for action.
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