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Setting the record straight on child physical punishment

To talk of ‘smacking’ is to minimise what is a fundamental issue for our society. The fact is that children in Scotland have less legal protection than adults from physical assault. 476 more words

Children And Families

A new public health priority for Scotland

Last month saw publication of a review of recent research into the physical punishment of children.  It didn’t tell us anything new; in fact we have been talking about its key messages for a long time.  593 more words

Children And Families

The Rod of Correction: Is the Physical Punishment of Children Necessary?


Modernized society is as close to euphoria as we’ll ever get. Gone are the plagues of old, the rivers stained red by mass death from a medieval skirmish. 1,843 more words

Scholarly Work

10 Reasons NOT to Hit Your Child

In several countries around the world, it is illegal for a parent, teacher, or anyone else to spank a child, and 113 countries prohibit corporal (physical) punishment in schools. 939 more words

General Knowledge

When home is a war zone

Each year in Scotland domestic abuse takes place in more than 50,000 households in which children live. They can be powerless witnesses to abusive relationships, and even find themselves caught in the middle if they try to stop the violence and control. 587 more words

Child Protection

Communities Putting Children First – real situations

When Susie (not her real name) was worried about a child in her street she didn’t know how to get the help the girl needed. Thankfully for the Glasgow resident a session delivered by CHILDREN 1ST came at just the right time. 679 more words

Children And Families