Child protection challenge to physical punishment: parliamentary bid fails

Following the public outcry over the Baby Peter tragedy, Children Are Unbeatable! produced a briefing giving the child protection arguments: The only safe foundation for child protection is to end legalised violence against children.

The briefing was sent to all Local Safeguarding Children Boards and potential parliamentary supporters. 

A cross-party group of MPs attempted to table an amendment to the 2009 Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill to give children equal protection to adults under the law on assault.  This was rejected by officials on the grounds that the amendment was beyond the scope of the Bill. 

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