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Scotland: smacking law

A sociologist told MSPs in February they are ‘living on another planet’ if they think parental smacking is a form of violence, as the Holyrood committee was taking evidence on the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill.

The Christian Institute

Dr Waiton warned that a smacking ban would mean cases of genuine abuse being missed because professionals are ‘reporting every smacking incident’. He argued that discipline is different to violence, and to be consistent the Scottish government would have to ban any kind of discipline.